Register to “make a difference” before October 15th | Local News
It’s time to make a positive difference in the community by helping neighbors who need help.
Fountain Hills is a community of volunteers, and never more than at the 13th Annual Day of Making a Difference on Saturday October 23. It is a morning where residents are invited to help the most vulnerable in the community by offering a volunteer service for four hours, to designated outdoor and outdoor projects. The town is asking residents for help to get out and show their neighbors that “Fountain Hills is the little town with a big heart.”
For more than two decades, USA Today and Points of Light, the world’s largest volunteer service organization, have partnered to host National Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of community service.
For the past 12 years, Fountain Hills has celebrated the fourth Saturday in October each year, connecting volunteers with opportunities to serve others by providing assistance to residents who need support in their own community.
Work projects include raking and cleaning up landscaping debris, building exterior wheelchair ramps, minor repairs to the exterior of the house, painting exterior fences, weeding and more.
Volunteers range from Cubs and Daisies to active seniors who are able to help. All interested parties are encouraged to participate and register. Those interested in volunteering for Make a Difference can do so on the city’s website, fh.az.gov/madd. The deadline to register volunteers is October 15th.
Organizers say it’s a great opportunity to strengthen ties in the community as well as meet existing needs. To participate in this year’s Make a Difference Day, contact Kim Wickland, City Volunteer Coordinator, at 480-816-5108 or [email protected]