Community Update: Lend Your Talents During National Volunteer Week, Make Yourself “Money Smart” Next Week

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Lend Your Talents During National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week began Sunday, April 23. It’s the ideal time to share your talent and support to help build a stronger and more vibrant community. You can step forward as an individual, or enlist your family, friends, co-workers or social group.

Volunteer Week is also an opportunity to recognize and thank those individuals who give of themselves throughout the year.

The City of Wisconsin Rapids will team up with Current, our local Young Professionals organization, to host a cleaning of community places on April 29, for the Wisconsin Rapids Spring CleanI look forward to area residents joining us as we help beautify our City’s neighborhoods. Meet us from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (in front of Jennings).

For the second consecutive year, the United Way of Inner Wisconsin (UWIW) www.uwiw.org has pulled together a variety of opportunities available throughout the week. These include opportunities with Mead Elementary Charter School, SWEPS Food Pantry, The Family Center and The Neighborhood Table . To find your volunteer match, next week or throughout the year, call 715-421-0390.

Wherever you choose to focus your attention, take action, and help to inspire and create change for the better on behalf of our community: Take part in National Volunteer Week!

Make Yourself “Money Smart”

A major aspect of community health is the individual financial security of each of our community members. Thanks to the United Way of Inner Wisconsin, local residents will have several opportunities next week to gain information and tools that can help them toward their goal of financial independence.

Money Smart Week®  is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers of all demographics and income levels better manage their personal finances. Through its Financial Stability Coalition, UWIW works with a variety of professionals in the community to help local residents learn skills to become financially independent.

During Money Smart Week, you can take advantage of programs covering a variety of personal finance matters. Presentations include:

  • Monday, April 24 – Rent Smart – McMillan Library at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 25 – Credit – What Is It And How Do I Build It? – Lincoln High School at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26 – Am I Ready For Retirement? – River Cities Bank at 12 Noon and 6 p.m.
  • Thursday April 27 – Becoming Money $mart – Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce at 12 Noon

Learn how you can become “money smart.” For more information, visit www.uwiw.org, or call 715-421-0390.

Thanks for reading,

Mayor Zach Vruwink
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