By Rhonda Hutsell
Special to GUIDON
The Fort Leonard Wood Army Volunteer Corps Program will host the 2019 Make a Difference Day Oct. 26, beginning at 7 a.m. AVC is looking for organizations with projects that volunteers can participate in on this Make a Difference Day.
Make a Difference Day is an encompassing national day dedicated to helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. MADD is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of October and is the largest community service volunteer effort conducted on a national level.
On this day, individuals and families, schools and church groups, businesses and other organizations draw upon their skills and resources to contribute where needs exist.
Initiated in 1990, this is a national day devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. It takes the form of cleanup, painting and repair in neighborhoods, parks and municipal facilities.
It doesn’t matter which project you take on. It doesn’t matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate.
Make a commitment to help others for just one day. Make a difference on Make a Difference Day. If you want to volunteer for a project or have a project that you are interested in having volunteers come out and help on Oct. 26, please call the Army Volunteer Corps at 573.596.0212, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers from all around our community will be participating. They can help paint, rake, clean up, or run a drive (Book, Clothing, and Food). This year’s Make a Difference Day is scheduled to take place Oct. 26, beginning at 7 a.m.
Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate.
In 2018, three million people cared enough about their communities to volunteer on that day, accomplishing thousands of projects in hundreds of towns.
Your project can be as large or as small as you wish. Look around your community and see what needs to be done.
Who can take part in Make a Difference Day?
Anyone. Young and old, individuals and groups, anyone can carry out a volunteer project that helps others.
It might be as ambitious as collecting truckloads of clothing for the homeless, or as personal as spending an afternoon helping an elderly neighbor or relative. USA WEEKEND features volunteers and their projects in articles and photos.