“Neighbors Day” volunteers clean for spring in the snow

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) — Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area rallied volunteers for the annual “Neighbors Day” where people helped rake leaves and weed gardens for the elderly and those living with disabilities. 

“You see people that are in need and we’re very blessed and we have the time and the health to help out others,” Volunteer team leader John Warrick said. “The people are always very appreciative for what we do… so it makes it worthwhile.”

“I think it’s so important just to be able to help people that can’t necessarily help themselves,” Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area executive director Kahya Fox said. “To be able to have the volunteers kind of help them maintain that pride in their homes their communities and their neighborhoods is just a way that we can give back to people.”

Warrick is one of roughly 350 volunteers that participated to support their neighbors. According to Habitat for Humanity, volunteers served 196 elderly and people living with disabilities in the community.

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