Volunteers gather for annual 'Day of Caring'

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Friday, nearly 1,000 local volunteers joined together for the annual "Day of Caring."

The event through United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley brings together community members for local service projects.

More than a dozen employees from Mayo Clinic Health System participated. Friday, their team did landscaping work at Lakeshore Elementary school in Eau Claire.

Volunteers around the area helped out about 40 nonprofits and public service organizations with more than 60 projects.

Friday is also Hunger Action Day, and to raise hunger awareness the Phoenix Park Bridge will be lit up in orange.