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More than 900 volunteers show up for Chippewa Valley Day of Caring event

Eau Claire (WQOW) — Hundreds of people in the Chippewa Valley spent their Friday doing good in the community, as part of the United Way’s 25th annual Day of Caring event.

Officials said more than 900 volunteers helped complete 65 projects at 40 nonprofits in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties.

At The Community Table in Eau Claire, volunteers helped deep clean the facility and toys.

“Day of Caring is a way for all of our community members to come out to our local nonprofits and see what they offer, and the services they are able to provide to our neighbors in the community as well as give back at the same time,” said Melissa Maxwell, the director of resources and development at United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley.

Maxwell said a lot of nonprofits don’t have enough staff and rely on volunteers, so this is a great way to be able to give back and help those organizations.

Volunteers also went to Feed My People Food Bank, Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, and Irvine Park to help hang Christmas lights.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee joined News 18 in February 2018 as a Multi-Media Journalist.

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