It's the day where hundreds of volunteers lend a helping hand.
The Day of Caring helps non-profit organizations and community members in need.
Today's focus patching things up at PaPa Pumpkin Patch.
Here's Arielle Johnson..
(loud Nat) -That's the sound of volunteers hard at work.
Last year PaPa's Pumpkin Patch picked up and headed to Mandan--After flooding devastated the old stomping grounds.
This year they're moving back..
(David Pearce / Owner of PaPa's Pumpkin Patch)"When I multiply the number of hands or think about the number of hours, person hours, heart hours, that are going into today's effort this United Day of Caring, with a family of 6 and an extended family of 10 or 12 it would take us 3 weekends to do what these folks will do in one day."
He says the real gift comes today...
With the grass being greener and full of 80 plus volunteers helping get the PaPa's Pumpkin Patch back up and running.
(David Pearce/Owner of PaPa's Pumpkin Patch)"It makes me feel like butter that just melted in a dish. I'm having fun just trying to keep parts fixed and to stay ahead of them to keep enough resources in front of them so they can do what they want to do."
The volunteers are not just helping with clean up, but are also brainstorming and coming up with new ways of making this place better then before.
From the hay bails being covered to building a new nature trail that's unlike any other...
(David Pearce/ Owner of PaPa's Pumpkin Patch)"I think the beauty of what will be at the end of today is the new ideas that come from this new team of help will be phenomenal that will be a harvest in itself."
In Bismarck. KXNews. I'm Arielle Johnson
The day of caring project is happening all around Bismarck and Mandan, with over 400 volunteers at 22 different sites.