On October 28th, Marshfield Area United Way brought the community together with a singular purpose — to make a difference. Volunteers, young and old alike, joined forces to rake, clean, and transport leaves for the elderly and disabled residents of our community.
Among them was Bob Hennes, a cherished community figure. He reminisced, "I've been making a difference in Marshfield for years." Wearing his vintage "Live United" t-shirt and holding his 2006 Volunteer of the Year award in hand. Bob defined his selflessness. "I could probably have them come take care of my lawn now, but I love to help others," he mused.
"I support the United Way not for recognition, but because they support what I value most: people." Bob's sentiment was echoed throughout the day. Some homeowners expressed appreciation, offering treats to volunteers. Some were visibly moved by the swift transformation of their lawns.
Thanks to our event sponsors and to Festival Foods, who went above and beyond, waking up at the crack of dawn to prepare a warm meal for the volunteers, and Mid-State Technical College, who generously offered their campus for registration and breakfast.
In reflection, this day showcased when we are united in purpose we are able make a difference in our communities. A heartfelt thank you to our awesome volunteers!