Day of service this weekend

  • Friday, April 11, 2014

More than 200 volunteers are expected to participate in the third annual town-wide community service on Saturday, April 12.

Mayor Bill Collins proclaimed the day Summerville Cares Day of Service on March 17. The program provides volunteers and resources, both monetary and man-powered, to aid organizations, charities and facilities throughout the Summerville area who struggle to help those in need.

More than 23 organizations, 27 sponsors and over 580 volunteers participated in 2012 and 2013.

A kick-off breakfast will begin activities at 8 a.m. at the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site at 300 County Road off Dorchester Road. Volunteers who have not registered previously on the website www.scdayofservice.

The projects at Colonial Dorchester entail opening the vistas to Ashley River, landscaping the ranger station and placing mulch chipped from ice storm debris on paths and around archeological sites.

Other projects include donations and food drives for Palmetto House, Crisis Ministries; a blood drive to benefit the local chapter of the Red Cross; repairs at Gregg Middle School; grounds renewal at the Coastal Center in Ladson; and landscaping and repairs at Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch.

Individual residents, faith-based organizations, schools, government agencies, employers, civic leaders and community organizations are invited to join the service day efforts.

Sign up online at www.scdayofservice.org or call 843-768-5947.

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