STEVENS POINT (AP) -
More than 900 volunteers in Portage County came together to make a difference in their community.
The United Way held their annual Rake-a-Thon event Saturday. Teams of rakers were assigned to different houses in the area to do some clean-up. Organizers say the event is growing every year.
"We have homeowners that call almost in tears about how appreciative and how thankful they are for the volunteers that come out and help rake their yard," said Kayla Rombalski, the volunteer center director.