Once again Twin Cities residents are getting a nod for their effort in giving back to the community. A report released Tuesday from the Corporation for National and Community Service says people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area rank number one when it comes to volunteering.
n the last year, Minnesota kids participating in We Day projects have spent 14.6 million hours volunteering, and collected 5.6 million pounds of food. This was no ordinary school day. And these are no ordinary students.
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Students and staff at a Minnetonka school are grieving after the sudden death of a 21-year-old volunteer rugby coach, Kody Henslee. Henslee collapsed during practice Tuesday night at the Minnetonka High School gym.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College held their sixth annual MLK, Jr. Day Of Service on Saturday. Those attending started the day with breakfast before hearing some inspirational speakers and music. Afterwards, many attendees went to several local non-profit organizations to volunteer. Volunteer Delores Roberts was with a group who were making blankets for the homeless.
Volunteering always ranks right up there when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Here in Minnesota, it’s a place where we excel. Almost 38 percent of Minnesotans give money or time — ranking the Land of 10,000 Lakes second in the country.
The Salvation Army kicked off the holiday season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign on Saturday as hundreds of bell ringers set up at Cub Food Stores throughout the Twin Cities. The Salvation Army is looking to raise more than $10 million this season, and in order to reach that goal, Commander Jeff Strickler said they will need a lot more volunteers. “We have 120,000 hours to fill with volunteer bell ringers, so we can use all the help we can get from people,” Strickler said. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a few dollars donated, Strickler said it all adds up.
Instead of throwing out your broken electronics or appliances, Hennepin County wants to teach you how to repair them, so they stay out of a landfill. Lined up on a Saturday morning waiting to get inside the Hennepin County drop-off facility, Elizabeth Gales brought in a VCR and rice cooker that finally died.
A foundation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is seeking men and women who can be “Minnesota Nice” while dealing with the occasional stress that comes along with the bustle of a busy airport.
Summer unofficially begins this weekend and for families with young kids, that means a trip to the playground. WCCO viewers voted and their favorite playground in Minnesota is the Litchfield Community Built Playground on Lake Ripley.
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You couldn’t pay Marty Nelson to coach baseball. Literally, you can’t, because he’s the West Lutheran High School baseball team’s head coach – as a volunteer.