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Hundreds of volunteers rake leaves to make a difference

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Nearly 500 volunteers got their hands dirty to help people in the community. It was all part of Make a Difference Day. The United Way of Marathon County hosted a Rake a Yard event. Volunteers helped clean up more than 270 yards across the county. Newsline 9 caught up with a group out on the job who said it's all about helping a neighbor.

"The first house we were at I think it was an 85 year old lady and she was just so happy that we were here and able to take care of her leaves for her so it's cool," said volunteer Mark Sowiak.

Organizers said this year, a record number of homeowners signed up to get some help. The United Way also collected donations for Coats for Kids, and food for Fill a Pantry.

Online Reporter: Courtney Fasano

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