Interfaith group to hold Day of Service April 30

VERO BEACH — City of Vero Beach mayor Jay Kramer has issued a proclamation declaring the last Saturday in April 2011 as the Indian River County Day of Service.

On April 30 at 8 am, at the west end of Indian River Mall, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in partnership with The Community Church of Vero Beach, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, Unity Center of Vero Beach, Indian River Youth Guidance, and many other volunteers from the community will join hands and link arms for the third annual Indian River County Day of Service. Fourteen projects are planned which will benefit individuals and service agencies in the community, including Harvest Food and Outreach Center, Senior Resource Association, Indian River Habitat For Humanity, The Source, Hibiscus Children’s Center, The Humane Society of Vero Beach, The Indian River County Blood Bank, and Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge.

The mission of the Day of Service is to link arms with churches, civic organizations, and government agencies to strengthen local communities with meaningful service projects that will beautify communities, build friendships, help those in need, and bolster the spirits of all. In 2010, more than 50,000 volunteers in 14 states participated in 450 service projects.

A wide variety of projects, from beautifying a block in Vero to writing thank you cards and distributing lunches, will allow for families and seniors to help.

All volunteers are encouraged to register online.

Corporate and individual sponsors interested in participating through donations are invited to respond for this and future events.

To register or learn more, visit www.ircdayofservice.org or call Sissy Vickers at 772-501-2592.

 

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