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United Way Perham Day of Caring is May 8

Help is available for senior citizens, military veterans and people who may have a special circumstance that prevents them from doing their yard work in the Perham area. Day of Caring is a mobilization of volunteers to celebrate the spirit of giving through service by providing a day of meaningful volunteer opportunities to individuals of the community.

Senior citizens, military veterans or others with a special circumstance: If you are in need of a team of volunteers to complete a project contact Alison Francis at 218-770- 9406.

United Way's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring powers in the communities it serves. United Way improves lives by supporting programs that provide good health, financial stability, and a good education for families and residents in our community. This project is supported by business sponsors including KLN and Shearers.

For more information regarding United Way,visit or call the office at 218-736- 5147.

Michael Johnson

Johnson is a graduate of Verndale Public School. He earned his associate's degree from Central Lakes College with an emphasis in English and natural resources. He earned his bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he graduated cum laude in 2008. While there, he double-majored in English and Print Journalism. He's reported for The Advocate, student newspaper of MSUM; The Barnesville Record Review in Barnesville, Minn.; Clay County Historical Society in Moorhead, Minn.; Gillette News Record in Gillette Wyo.; Underwood News in Underwood, N.D.; and The Leader-News in Washburn, N.D. and the Brainerd Dispatch in Brainerd, Minn. Johnson has worked as a reporter for the Pioneer Journal and Perham Focus since Nov. 2017.

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