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St. Johns Housing Partnership Volunteers will ‘Make a Difference’ for Elderly, Disabled and Veterans Oct. 21

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (September 19, 2023) – The St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP), creating safe, clean, affordable housing in North Florida since 1996, has announced a county-wide initiative on “National Make a Difference Day,” Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Make a Difference Day will mobilize volunteers who will spread out over St. Johns County to help paint, clean and repair homes for veterans, the elderly or disabled. Volunteers are needed for exterior house painting, repairs, landscaping, yard clean up and to help build wheelchair ramps.

“The annual Make a Difference Day promotes the idea of volunteering and making an impact in one’s own community,” noted SJHP Executive Director Bill Lazar. “It amplifies the idea that any act of kindness, no matter the size, can go a long way in making a difference for someone else.”

Individuals, team and companies can visit www.sjhp.org to volunteer on Make a Difference Day. In addition to recruiting volunteers, SJHP need donations of materials and in-kind donations.

National Make a Difference Day was created by “USA Weekend” magazine in 1992 to offer community support and encourage volunteerism across the country.

Points of Light, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, is the official co-sponsor of Make a Difference Day. Ever since its inception, make a Difference Day has echoed in 30 countries and has inspired over 30 million volunteer hours. For more information contact the St. Johns Housing Partnership at (904) 824-0902 or [email protected].