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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Neighbors helping neighbors

  • Hundreds of volunteers scattered around the Rolla area Friday for the United Way Day of Caring. Among other things, the morning had volunteers who were sporting their United Way green shirts, hanging clothes and washing windows at the Community Partnership. Others helped install handicap parking signs at the Russell House and clean kitchen cabinets at the Holloway House.
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  • Hundreds of volunteers scattered around the Rolla area Friday for the United Way Day of Caring. Among other things, the morning had volunteers who were sporting their United Way green shirts, hanging clothes and washing windows at the Community Partnership. Others helped install handicap parking signs at the Russell House and clean kitchen  cabinets at the Holloway House.
    Susan Birdsong who heads the Achieving Better Lifestyles for Elderly (ABLE) Commission couldn't be happier with the work of City Administrator John Butz's cleaning job in the community center's kitchen located at the Holloway House.
    "He did an excellent job. We found some old antique stuff and junk which we threw away," she told the Daily News.
    Gary Patterson, a longtime supporter of the United Way, estimated that there were 60 to 75 people stuffing envelopes and pitching-in with a large business letter mailing at the United Way's headquarters inside the Chamber of Commerce.
    Lynne Soleta and Missouri Science and Technology graduate student Kare Madre were busy assisting GRACE's Tina Davis move into their new office space at 601 N. Elm St.
    "It was good. God has given us so many things," Madre explained, "and there are limited ways in which we can give back. Today was one of those days."

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