Grab your rake and make a difference!
Oct. 27 is national Make a Difference Day 2018, the largest day of service in the United States.
Locally, United Way Volunteer Connection’s raking project is a huge volunteer effort to help elderly and disabled residents take care of fall yard clean up by raking leaves. Corporate groups, school groups, families and individuals are all welcome to participate. Those interested in raking should sign up in advance, or go to First United Methodist Church between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a yard assignment.
If you are unable to rake, but want to help? You can make a donation of non-perishable food for local pantries, toiletries to be distributed via the Workplace Volunteer Council’s Back to Basics projects, and new or gently used winter outwear for children though adult sizes to be distributed by the Kiwanis. Bring all donations to First United Methodist Church between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Make A Difference Day.
More details are available on the United Way website at www.unitedwaymc.org.