GWINNETT GREAT DAYS OF SERVICE CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Lawrenceville, GA (16 September 2011) –Volunteers are needed for the 12th Annual Gwinnett
Great Days of Service, which will be held on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1,
2011. The annual event offers Gwinnett residents the opportunity to donate their time and
energy to doing community service and helping those in need. Last yearâ€™s volunteers for
Gwinnett Great Days of Service completed over 500 community projects. The event is hosted
by the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services in partnership with United Way of
One of the largest volunteer initiatives in the United States, Gwinnett Great Days of Service
enables local non-profit organizations, schools and churches to enhance their services in the
community. According to Brent Bohanan, Executive Director of Family Promise of Gwinnett
County, Inc., an organization that mobilizes the community to help the homeless, â€œThe Great
Days of Service have provided much needed services for free which allows us to focus our
resources on ending homelessness in Gwinnett County.â€
Lynnette Ward , Community Resource Director for Rainbow Village, which provides transitional
housing for the homeless, is grateful for the volunteers who participate in Gwinnett Great Days
of Service, â€œbecause what takes a group of 20-40 volunteers four hours would take four weeks
for our crew of two maintenance employees. Plus, we just love the opportunity to meet such
wonderful new friends.â€
In previous years Gwinnett Great Days of Service volunteers from local businesses, church
groups, schools and families have participated in projects that ranged from staffing community
events, to painting and repairing buildings, installing playground sets and cleaning up nature
trails. Gwinnett Great Days of Service â€œmakes our community a better place for many reasons.
When people focus on othersâ€™ needs it helps to create a heart of gratitude,â€ says Mr. Bohanan.
Speaking about the impact and importance of volunteerism, Ms. Ward says, â€œHow do we expect
our future leaders to understand what community is, if they have never experienced it?â€
Great Days of Service relies on community support and is a fun and worthy cause. Businesses,
churches and school can sponsor a team or individuals can participate on their own.
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The Gwinnett Great Days of Service is sponsored by: United Way, Primerica, FIS Global, Atlanta Hawks/Phillips Arena, Gwinnett Medical Center, Arthur A Buck Jones, Hands on Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Tool Bank.