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Volunteers needed for a fun-filled Neighbors Day with Habitat for Humanity

The family-friendly event helps neighbors who need assistance cleaning up their yards for spring.



Spring is in the air, mixed with a lot of summer feel this week.

Perhaps you’ve already been out to clean up the yard after the snow melted. For some area residents, that’s no easy task. That’s why Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area has its annual Neighbors Day.

The family-friendly, active, outdoor event brings people together for a common good, helping elderly and disabled neighbors get their yards ready for spring.

Volunteers will team up to rake leaves, turn garden beds, wash windows, and trim shrubs.

Last year, over 400 people volunteered at over 200 homes, bringing much needed help to neighbors throughout the city.

Kahya Fox, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area, told Z93 that they’re planning to bring in 500 volunteers.

Neighbors Day will be held on from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 22 at Myrick Park Center. Tools, materials and a free lunch will be provided.

Fox said it’s one of the easiest volunteer opportunities in La Crosse.

“You show up, we’ll feed you breakfast for free, get you caffeinated, give you the projects, tell you exactly what you need to do,” Fox said. “We give you all the tools to do it, and send you on your merry way, and then we invite you back for a free lunch before we send you back out to finish your projects.”

It’s also a great volunteer activity for groups. Faith communities, organizations, businesses, and other groups can put their own teams together and invite their friends, family, and co-workers to join using a unique sign-up link.

Register as a recipient of Neighbors Day, through end of day Thursday, or sign up to volunteer through next week. For more info and sign ups, click here, call (608) 673-5678, or email [email protected].

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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  1. Daniel Calloway

    April 13, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Husband n I both have health issues, would totally appreciate help raking leaves! Thank you!!

  2. Easy Landscape Gardening

    April 23, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    Love this
    This is such a heartwarming initiative that brings the community together for a worthy cause. Kudos to Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area for organizing Neighbors Day!
    Eamon O’Keeffe
    Easy Landscape Gardening

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