October 22, 2022, is Make a Difference Day. Make a Difference Day is an unofficial holiday or observance that places emphasis on volunteerism and community service. This special day is observed on the fourth Saturday of October and it’s a day that encourages everyone to get active in their community and do charitable works.
You can definitely make a difference at the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum on October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as we recover from Hurricane Ian. Examples of some recovery tasks include pressure washing fences, debris collection, weeding native plant gardens, resodding the lawn, emptying two flooded storage sheds, inside chores, and other challenges identified as recovery efforts progress. Fortunately, the museum did not flood. The Heritage House fence and disability ramp need repairs. If you are unable to help physically, you are welcome to donate snacks and supplies (gloves, sod, fertilizer, native plants, and other landscaping tools for the projects).
For more details, call Ann Harrell at (386)295-0676.