WILLMAR — The Willmar Kiwanis is seeking nominations for the Kiwanis Touch-A-Life award. Since 1978, the club has recognized a citizen of Kandiyohi County who has an outstanding record of volunteering service to the community.
Typically, the award winner has provided ongoing volunteer service to the community, his or her church, the school system, local government or other organizations or programs. The first awardee was Bev Rosenbaum and the most recent three were Carol Myers, Dennis Benson and Earl Knutson.
Nomination forms as well as the history of the award are available from Kiwanis President Pastor Scott Thompson at or online at www.willmarkiwanis.wordpress.com. Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 31.
PWELC Prairie Stars
SPICER — The annual Music Under the Prairie Stars benefit will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. Tickets are $50 each for the dinner, live music, cocktails, “green” silent auction and live “Fund a Need” auction for the biomass boiler project. Call 320-354-5894 for more. Proceeds will benefit environmental education for youth.
Homeless crisis line
WILLMAR — United Community Action Partnership has a 24/7 crisis line for people experiencing homelessness. The crisis line will operate outside of regular business hours and will be solely dedicated to helping people find emergency shelter.
Anyone in need of shelter should first call their local UCAP office during regular hours. Outside of business hours, those in need should call the crisis line. Those in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, and Redwood Counties should dial 320-587-5244, extension 12. Screening questions will be asked to determine eligibility and coordinate appropriate shelter and other services as needed.
Habitat for Humanity
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore accepts donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact 320-235-9000 or www.habitatwcm.org.