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United Way schedules Week of Action Aug. 24-28

WILLMAR -- United Way of West Central Minnesota will host its annual Week of Action Aug. 24-28.

The Week of Action gives businesses and organizations a chance to volunteer on service projects that help meet a community need. Sponsors of the Week of Action are Bremer Bank, Cash Wise Foods and Hansen Advertising.

Community volunteer days will be Aug. 24 in the Benson area, Aug. 25 in the Clara City area, Aug. 26 in the Olivia, Bird Island and Renville area, Aug. 27 in the Litchfield area, and Aug. 28 in the Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa area.

Service projects in Willmar, New London, Spicer, Atwater and other areas will be held throughout the week.

United Way will help coordinate volunteer teams of two to 10 members. Businesses who would like to form a team are asked to contact United Way at 235-1030 or All volunteer teams should be submitted by Aug. 10.

United Way is also looking for service projects from local agencies, churches, schools or local individuals to be carried out during the Week of Action. Organizations may submit their request by Aug. 10; the contact information is listed above. Service projects will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teams may select the day, time and project they wish to work on. Project assignments will be sent out one week prior to the scheduled time. Cancellations will be replaced through the United Way.

-- Staff reports