Every year the people of Rapid City roll up their sleeves and make a positive contribution for the community.
It's all in the name of the United Way's "Day of Caring."
Over 900 volunteers spread throughout the city to work on a variety of projects ranging from yard work to painting.
The Game and Fish Campus West got a helping hand in clearing branches and downed trees near one of its ponds.
Volunteer Carl Wolfe says that the camaraderie and everyone doing their part is what the day of caring is all about, "I wanted to come out here to make a difference, improve our facilities, the things around town that we see, be a part of the community."
Another group of volunteers at the Chapel in the Hills did some sprucing up the area surrounding popular tourist destination by planting some new trees, clearing debris and applying a new coat of paint to the visitors center.
Over 118 teams from around the area participated in Thursday's "Day of Caring" event.