Application deadline set for Aug. 15

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, New York Mills High School students are volunteering a Day of Caring. Students will be working on outdoor projects for senior citizens, military veterans, agencies, non-profits, and/or people who may have a special circumstance that prevents them from doing outdoor projects (an illness, injury, or special need). 

Students will do projects within NY Mills city limits, and the project will include raking lawns, cleaning out gardens, trimming hedges, and other outdoor projects as needed. The projects will start at 8:30 a.m. and go until 12 p.m. 

Day of Caring is a mobilization of volunteers to celebrate the spirit of giving through service by providing a day of meaningful volunteer opportunities to individuals of the community. 

Senior citizens, military veterans, agencies, non-profits, and/or others with special circumstances: if you are in need of student volunteers to work on an outside project, please pick up an application at the Senior Center, City Hall, or online at, or contact Summer Hammond at (218) 770-9406.

Applicants must live within the city limits of New York Mills. 

The application deadline is August 15.

This event was made possible by community sponsors including: Brunswick NYM Operations, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, New York Mills Lions Club, Klein Insurance and Financial Services and Tender Heart Home Care.

United Way’s mission is to improve lives in Otter Tail and Wadena Counties by mobilizing the caring powers in our communities. United Way improves lives by supporting programs that provide good health, financial stability, and a good education for families and residents in our community. 

For more information regarding United Way, please visit their website at or call (218) 736-5147.