More than 2,500 volunteers, the majority of them Boy Scouts, will be getting dirty to help the community. They are participating in a variety of projects across the city of Mesa tomorrow, Oct. 22, as part of National Make a Difference Day.
Residents, neighborhood groups, local businesses, service organizations, church groups and Mesa employees have registered to volunteer for an assortment of Love Your Block community projects. Examples include distributing neighborhood resource bags, painting walls, cleaning up illegal dumping, reporting graffiti, painting homes and doing yard work for residents in need.
“Make a Difference Day is a great opportunity for our residents and other volunteers to give back and build pride in our community,” said Michelle Alvis-White, citywide volunteer program coordinator. “It only takes a few hours of work, whether it is painting, cleaning or yardwork, to really make a difference in our neighborhoods.”
As part of Mesa Scouting Day of Service, happening on Make a Difference Day, members of the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council-Mesa District will also be working on service projects. Examples include painting curb numbers, distributing recycling information and helping Mesa Public Schools.
National Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing 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.
For more information on opportunities to volunteer throughout the year, visit www.mesaaz.gov/Volunteer.