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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Make a Difference Day 2011

Today is National Make a Difference Day. A little information on this day:


Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world. It is sponsored annually by USA WEEKEND Magazine and its 800 carrier newspapers.

Our Stake President told the city of North Las Vegas that the North Stake would provide 1,400 people for different clean up projects around the city. Around 2,000 signed up. We were all assigned different areas to work in. Our ward had two different areas. One was a 23 acre piece of land located near Jerry's Nugget. The other was a park near our home that's somewhere between 5 and 10 acres. Dean and I along with 3 other couples in our ward were asked to be captains and co-captains of 4 groups of about 50 people. Our group along with 2 other groups worked the 23 acres. The other group worked the park.

I was able to get some good pictures that show the before of the project and the after.  Look what a lot of workers and hard work can do.

Our stake is saving our vests for members to wear as we participate in other service projects throughout the year. Overall it was a fun and satisfying morning.

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