Community gears up to “Make a Difference”

 

By Hillary Twiford, staff writer

Crawford County Make a Difference Day marks its twenty-second year tomorrow, Oct. 15. Make a Difference Day is a nonprofit organization dedicated to roofing, raking leaves, painting, installing handicap ramps, leading food drives, and providing other services for those in need. In 1994, 25 projects were completed, but it is estimated a total around 150 projects are on tap for 2016. A skilled supervisor leads each project.

Clark Bryant, a Make a Difference Day supervisor, has been with the organization for 20 years. “I’m glad I got involved. I’ve met a lot of wonderful people. It’s definitely a worthwhile project because the people receiving help are in need and very appreciative,” said Bryant.

Senior Rachel Barner will be participating with the Pantherian Key Club this year by helping winterize a house for an elderly community member. “I am really excited. Every year we do this it is incredible to see how many people come out to improve our community.”

Volunteers meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Diamond Park in Meadville. Registration is available now and until the morning of the event. Anyone can help by volunteering, providing tools and supplies, and donating money. Click here to go to the Make a Difference Day website for more information.

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