Mid-Atlantic Mormons organize unprecedented 'Day to Serve'

by | Oct. 15, 2012

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What a day. An inspiring, monumental "Day to Serve," that is.

That was the sentiment of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, three governors, a mayor and thousands of volunteers Saturday, Sept. 29, when residents of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia came together to perform nearly 750 service projects. Together, they served more than 14,000 people and collected more than 600,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry.

Nearly 200 projects focused on hunger, 350 focused on improving the environment and 310 were "Adopt a Road" clean-up projects. Many parks, creeks, beaches and highways were cleaned and record amounts of debris were collected, according to Anne Golightly, director of public affairs for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area of the LDS Church.

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