150 take part in city’s Make A Dif­fer­ence Day

Dayton Daily News - - IN OUR CITIES: KETTERING -

The city of Ket­ter­ing hosted Make A Dif­fer­ence Day on Satur­day, Oct. 27. This na­tional day of ser­vice was in­sti­tuted in 1992 by USA To­day in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Points of Light Foun­da­tion.

A to­tal of 150 vol­un­teers from Christ Church, Cen­tral Chris­tian Church, Ket­ter­ing Cen­ter­ville Ki­wa­nis Club, and The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-Day Saints joined with stu­dents from Cham­i­nade Juli­enne High School, Ad­ven­ture Princesses and com­mu­nity vol­un­teers in Ket­ter­ing’s Make A Dif­fer­ence Day ef­forts.

The Ket­ter­ing Vol­un­teer Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil de­signed projects to of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties for those who en­joy work­ing out­doors and for those who pre­fer the in­doors.

Vol­un­teers of all ages gath­ered at Cen­tral Chris­tian Church and Christ Church to create over 400 hol­i­day greet­ing cards to be do­nated to the Blue Star Moth­ers who will en­close these good wishes in care pack­ages to be sent to our ac­tive duty mil­i­tary serv­ing through­out the world. Vol­un­teers also cre­ated 125 hol­i­day place­mats for those re­sid­ing in our area nurs­ing homes.

The out­door project took place in the Haver­stick Neigh­bor­hood, lo­cated north of For­rer Blvd., east of Wilm­ing­ton Pike, and west of Smithville Rd. Vol­un­teers as­sisted res­i­dents with out­door cleanup, leaf rak­ing, and gen­eral yard main­te­nance in con­junc­tion with the city of Ket­ter­ing’s Cities of Ser­vice Ini­tia­tive.

“We are grate­ful for all of the or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als who made Ket­ter­ing’s Make A Dif­fer­ence Day a suc­cess again this year,” said Ket­ter­ing Mayor Don Pat­ter­son.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Make a Dif­fer­ence Day, a na­tional day of ser­vice, was in­sti­tuted in 1992 by USA To­day in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Points of Light Foun­da­tion.

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