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United Way seeks volunteers for Days of Action in June

A woman and a boy in yellow t-shirts pose with flowers they are planting.
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Two volunteers participate in United Way of 1000 Lakes' Day of Action in 2023.

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota has a Day of Action in Keewatin on June 14 and United Way of 1000 Lakes will be in Marble on June 21 for its Day of Action. Volunteers and community projects are needed for both events.

There are people who need help in our region and people who want to help. That’s what the United Way’s Day of Action is all about.

Erin Shay, executive director of United Way of Northeastern Minnesota describes it as “an opportunity for people in the community to come together and partner ... and just help to better our region and support our local community members.”

This year, the United Way is partnering with Community and Economic Development Associates for two Days of Action in Itasca County: Tuesday, June 14 in the community of Keewatin and Tuesday, June 21 in the community of Marble (which includes a portion of Greenway Township).

A yellow banner about United Way's Day of Action with a paint roller on the right side.
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United Way of Northeastern Minnesota
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota holds a Day of Action in Keewatin on June 14, 2024.

In the community of Keewatin, they are looking for volunteers who can help with landscaping, minor repairs or accessibility modifications to homes or businesses. They are also looking for both people or businesses that need help. You can submit a project request in Keewatin by May 15.

The United Way Day of Action in Marble is also looking for projects as well as volunteers and volunteer groups. You can submit a request for help in Marble by May 15.

Get involved by contacting your local United Way, and listen to the full KAXE Morning Show conversation above.


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Jennifer has worked at Northern Community Radio since 2006 and spent 17 years as Membership Manager. She shifted to a host/producer position in 2023. She hosts the Monday Morning Show and is the local host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" a few days a week. She also writes public services announcements and creates web stories.
Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.