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Day Of Service
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Monday, September 5, 2011
You can honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 by lending a helping hand in your community.
As the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 arrives, the United Way of Greater St. Louis has set a challenge: be a hero through service to your community. The United Way's tribute is through a National Day of Service and Remembrance. All week, the United Way and its agencies will be in St. Louis area communities helping in some way, whether it's cleaning up a cemetery, picking up trash or helping senior citizens with home repairs. "We have 140 projects throughout the region in a 10-day span," said Evan Krauss, the United Way's volunteer center manager. "We can take as many as 2,000 volunteers on Sept. 10 and 11, especially." One large scale project related directly to 9/11 is a flag remembrance at Art Hill in Forest Park. More than 3,000 flags will…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
On Monday, 75 people gathered at O'Fallon City Hall to craft hand-made flowers and cards to be delivered to local senior care facilities on Valentine's Day.
O'Fallon schools and some businesses closed on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but a group of volunteers chose to view the day off as a "day on" to serve others in their community. Pink, Red and Purple tissue paper covered tables in the Multi-Purpose room at City Hall on Monday morning, as volunteers shaped origami flowers and made cards for O'Fallon Volunteer Service's third annual "King Day of Service." Each year on Random Acts of Kindness Day, Feb. 14, city employees visit local senior homes and distribute the flowers and cards made by volunteers on MLK Day. Volunteer Services Director Kathy Halstead started the project a few years ago, and chose Valentine’s Day, because it seems to be a day that seniors are often …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Volunteers are invited to make flowers and cards for local seniors on Martin Luther King Day.
O’Fallon residents looking to spend their day off helping others in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are invited to help out at City Hall on Monday. Volunteer Services is looking for volunteers of all ages to help with their third annual “King Day of Service” projects. Volunteers are needed at City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon to help create tissue paper and origami flowers and decorate cards to be distributed to residents at local care facilities on Random Acts of Kindness Day, Feb.14. On Random Acts of Kindness Day, city employees visit local senior homes and distribute the flowers and cards made by volunteers. Volunteer Services Director Kathy Halstead started the project a few years ago, and chose Valentine’s Day because it seems …