LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) -

Wet weather didn't stop La Crescent residents from spending their Saturday outside.

More than 150 volunteers were out in the rain, lending their friends a hand for the 9th annual Neighbors Day. Participants pitched in to do yard work for the elderly and disabled in the community by raking, washing windows and gutters, and even tending to gardens, despite the pouring rain.  

Organizers say it's the perfect opportunity to give back to people in their community.

"To help - that's the bottom line,” said Mike Doering, Neighbors Day committee member. “We're helping people who can't do the work themselves, and it's always a great showing. We have large groups of people who are willing to come out on a Saturday morning when it's raining to do the work."

Both the young and the old took part in Neighbors Day, with high school teams, teachers, rotary club members and families pitching in to help.