Monroe, VA – On Saturday, October 23, 2010, Old Dominion Job Corps Center joined an estimated four million people participating simultaneously in Make a Difference Day activities nationwide by volunteering at the Fall Festival events sponsored by Amherst County Department of Recreation and Parks at Coolwell Recreation Center in Amherst County.
Due to the many students and staff who wanted to make a contribution, we performed volunteer activities for Make a Difference Day from October 9, 2010 through October 29, 2010. The activities include purchasing, preparing and serving hot dogs and hamburgers at the Salvation Army; packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child at Hyland Heights Baptist Church; assisting vendors and directing traffic at the Apple Harvest Festival in Amherst; packing boxes of medical supplies for Gleaning for the World; picking up trash on Father Judge Road; performing landscaping duties at the Jubilee Community Center; assisting staff at the Amherst and Madison Heights Library with the Little People’s Fall Harvest Festival activities and games; and presenting a safety program and games at the Johnson Senior Center in Amherst. Also, we had students working for Habitat for Humanity in Lynchburg, working in the cafeteria at VES, and working in food service at Lynchburg General and Virginia Baptist Hospitals. In addition, the staff at Old Dominion Job Corps collected non-perishable food which was donated to the Lynchburg Area Food Bank.