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A day to lend a helping hand

August 23, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

What will you do? That's the question posed by organizers of the upcoming Gov. Tomblin's Day to Serve.

West Virginia, along with Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., have marked Sept. 29 as a statewide day of service for residents to help their local communities.

Every town, neighborhood or organization can benefit from someone giving them a helping hand. Some ideas the program suggests are litter cleanups and beautification.

Projects planned in the area so far include:

- Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in Franklin will perform construction work. Help also is needed with the comfort station by making sure water coolers stay full and volunteers have a place to eat. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Disaster Sheltering Workshop will be offered at Tyrand Cooperative Ministries in Mill Creek. Participants will learn how to run a disaster shelter.

There's plenty of time to plan for any group or individual who wants to make a difference in their community. No project is too small or too large - plus, the networking for the Day to Serve also offers a way to seek volunteers.

What's most important is setting a goal, getting involved and doing something that benefits others. Everyone appreciates a little help. Register your project or find a place to volunteer at



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