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Habitat for Humanity ready to get back to Neighbors Day in April

Neighbors helping neighbors who need assistance cleaning up their yards for spring.

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Neighbors Day has been in the La Crosse community for 30 years, the past 7 with Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area. The day is a family-friendly event for the community to come together to help beautify the City of La Crosse by providing the elderly and disabled citizens of the City of La Crosse with help cleaning up their yards for spring.

After a few years off during the pandemic, Neighbors Day is back on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. til 3 p.m.

Kahya Fox, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area, told Z93 that volunteers can sign up individually, but it’s the most fun when you do it as a group.

“That’s the way to do it. You can sign up as a family, as co-workers, and you get your own unique link. Once you create a group, you send it out to your friends and family and they sign up to join your team”

Fox estimates that 400 community volunteers will help 200 residents get their yards ready for spring. Each group spends a few hours in a resident’s yard.

As a volunteer, you would be doing simple tasks like raking yards, trimming shrubs, washing windows, turning gardens, and cleaning up yards.

Fox told WIZM’s Mike Hayes, “We use almost 1000 leaf bags.”

Worried you don’t have the tools to volunteer? They will give you all the tools you need to do the yard work, and also provide breakfast and lunch. “It’s just a fun day,” Fox added. “It’s family friendly so the kids can come. It’s just a really great day to show off what a great community we are in La Crosse and that we’re here for our neighbors.”

Community members looking to volunteer and those seeking assistance can head to the Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area website HERE. Anyone applying for assistance must sign up by April 14, 2022, either online or by calling 608-673-5678, and volunteers can register up to the day before the event.

Schedule:
8:00am-9:00am
               Registration at Trinity Lutheran Church
8:00am-3:00pm               Work on assigned projects
11:30am-1:00pm             Lunch served at Trinity Lutheran Church

Tracy has worked at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 2004. She is half of the Z93 Morning Buzz with Brittany and Ballzer and coordinates Z93's charity, Zcare. She writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse and announces for the Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby team.

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