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Helping hands for the United Way

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt L to R: Lisa Jasperson, Susan Rutscher and Diana Franta wash windows at home on West Street as part of the Spring United Way Day of Caring. This was the third home the team visited on Friday.

BROWN COUNTY — The United Way Spring Day of Caring events began Friday and continues through Saturday.

Multiple teams connected with the United Way were outside completing spring maintenance projects for those in need. On Friday, 19 different teams completed 50 projects.

The projects varied depending on the home they were visiting. Some teams cleaned up shrubs or cleared gutters. A three-woman team with Lisa Jasperson, Diane Franta and Susan Rutscher washed windows at multiple homes.

This was the first Spring Day of Caring held by the United Way of the Brown County Area. Usually, Brown County United Way holds Day of Caring events in the fall, but an early snowstorm last fall forced the United Way to reschedule.

United Way of Brown County Executive Director Lori Pickell-Stangel said they were able to reschedule many of those who signed up last fall.

The Day of Caring projects are chosen based on the homeowners’ ability. Teams provide maintenance for homeowners who because of age or disability require assistance with seasonal cleanup.

The team completed projects throughout Brown County and will continue working through Saturday.

Pickell-Stangel said Brown County United Way will hold a second Day of Caring weekend in the fall, likely late October. Anyone in need of assistance is welcome to register with United Way.

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