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WDC staff volunteers at Habitat home

Photo by Dana Pavek WDC employees gave their time to help build the new Habitat for Humanity House in Wadena (front, l-r): Marcy Collins, Sandie Rentz and Mike Kramer, project coordinator; (second row, l-r) Vicky Schmitz, Travis Collins, Virginia Dahlstrom and Ryan Kolkoski; (back, l-r) Tyler Church, Patty Berg and Steve Collins. School board members who volunteered, but are not pictured: Ann Pate, Steve Techam and Dan Toedter.

Several Wadena-Deer Creek Schools staff volunteered their time at the Leaf River Area Habitat for Humanity house located in northeast Wadena (behind the former Medicine Shoppe). The house is starting to take shape as school volunteers helped finish the framing of the house to prepare for the next step -- adding the roof.

WDC staff said they found the construction work very rewarding and energizing. Workers enjoyed a cool and comfortable day to work outdoors, too. Volunteers also provided lunch and beverages to fortify the workers.

Volunteers from the school included staff from the District Office, administrators, school board members and their family members. Staff used vacation time to volunteer at this effort.