Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin encourages all West Virginians to participate in the Governor's Day to Serve, which is taking place today throughout the state.
Since the governor announced the Day to Serve earlier this year, the response has been overwhelming. More than 400 service projects have been set up around the state.
"This Saturday, West Virginia will join our neighbors from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to participate in a regional day of service," Tomblin said in a news release Friday. "Our nonprofit and volunteer organizations have done a tremendous job in organizing service projects around the state. I'm calling on all West Virginians to join in the effort - participate in a service project in your area or simply take some time to help others in your community.
"Our state has a longstanding tradition of community service. West Virginians know that together we can make a difference, and this Saturday, we will," he continued. "Thank you in advance for your dedication to the Mountain State and your fellow West Virginians."
Anyone interested in learning more about the Governor's Day to Serve or viewing a listing of service projects can visit www.daytoserve.org.