The Central Minnesota United Way launches its annual United Week of Action this week with a total of 24 projects and over a thousand volunteers working around the area. Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud faculty and staff join the effort over two days to clean up and beautify St. Cloud’s downtown.
United Way’s Mary Krippner expresses thanks to the volunteers for accepting the challenge to help mobilize the caring power of Central Minnesota and make a positive impact in the community. Pegg Gustafson, President of the Downtown Council, adds her appreciation as clean-up and beautification projects like this one cannot take place without the work of volunteers.
MSB staff join forces with city of St. Cloud workers, as well as local volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters and PFLAG in cleaning out tree rings, digging out perennials and planting annuals in the central downtown area. Munsinger Gardens donated plantings for the monument area of the former Dan Marsh parking lot.
Collaborative efforts make community stronger, and MSB faculty and staff enjoy the opportunity to participate and show their caring volunteer spirit.