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Make a Difference Day

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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:12 am | Updated: 11:48 am, Wed Oct 26, 2011.

As part of mesa’s “Make a Difference Day” Fremont hill ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter  Day Saints organized a community painting project with members of the local neighborhood.  The cadre of workers included families with young children to retirees.  Within two hours this group of over eighty people finished painting the cinderblock wall which surrounds the retention center just east of power road on Jensen.  In addition a group of fifteen people made up of both teenagers and adults worked together to clean the yard of a neighboring elderly women.  They trimmed bushes, pulled weeds, and raked rock, leaving the yard looking immaculate.  By giving  just a few hours of their time they were able to lend a helping hand and make a real difference in the life of this elderly women.  At a later date they will return to paint the eaves with a grant from the city of Mesa that will supply the paint.  This has proved to be a great opportunity for people of all ages to come together and make a difference in their community.

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