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Linfield students poised to make a difference during annual service event

More than 150 members of the Linfield College community, including students, families, faculty and staff, will canvas Yamhill County on Saturday, Oct. 27, to volunteer their time, energy and talents during Make A Difference Day.

Make A Difference Day, the largest community service effort in the U.S., prompts corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and individuals to volunteer and perform service projects for one day.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the event kick-off at 8:30 a.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge in Riley Hall. Volunteer teams will then travel to their project sites and serve until 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers will serve at 16 projects with area organizations and government agencies including the McMinnville Coat Drive, YCAP, Urban Farm, McMinnville Senior Center, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Reading for All, Miller Woods, Homeward Bound Treasures, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Habitat for Humanity build, City of McMinnville Pretreatment Program, McMinnville Downtown Association and Diaper Ministries.

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others; it is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

For more information, contact Monique Ellefson, at 503-883-2326 or mellefso@linfield.edu.