City of Mesa News Article
Hundreds of volunteers to participate on Make a Difference Day in Mesa
By: Kevin Christopher
10/28/13 7:17 AM

Oct. 21, 2013
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699 
Mesa, AZ – More than 1,700 volunteers will be getting dirty to help our community.  They are participating in more than 50 projects across the City of Mesa Saturday, Oct. 26 as part of National Make a Difference Day.
Residents, neighborhood groups, local businesses, service organizations, church groups and City of Mesa employees have registered to volunteer for a variety of community projects.  Examples of service projects include cleaning yards and painting houses as part of the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Program, cleaning up parks and alleys, distributing fire safety information and painting walls and curb numbers.  Volunteers in parts of the City will be using the MyMesa App to report graffiti on walls, streetlights, bus stops, etc. 
City of Mesa parks that will be cleaned up on Make a Difference Day are Fitch Park, Guerrero Rotary Park, Sheepherders Park, Park of the Canals, Chelsea Park and the site of a future park on the northeast corner of McDowell Road and Recker Road.
Last year, volunteers helped more than 9,600 residents by contributing 10,634 hours during the one-day event at a value of $164,398 to the City
Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others.  Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world.
For more information on opportunities to volunteer throughout the year please visit  

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