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10/16/2008 Linfield community to make a difference in Yamhill County

McMINNVILLE – Linfield College community members, including students, faculty and staff, will volunteer their time, resources and services throughout Yamhill County on Saturday, Oct. 25, 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.

Volunteers will serve on 15 projects in the county and will benefit 11 non-profit organizations including CASA of Oregon, Gallery Theater, Homeward Bound Pets, Kids on the Block after-school program, McMinnville Downtown Association, McMinnville Habitat for Humanity, Rainbow Family Services, The Salvation Army, St. Barnabas Church and Soup Kitchen, Yamhill Basin Council and Yamhill County Food Bank.

Wildcat football fans can make a difference by donating coats on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, prior to the Linfield football game. The coats will be distributed on Friday, Nov. 7, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at RFS.

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others – 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. In 2007, over 200 Linfield students, faculty, and staff volunteered over 600 hours. Nationwide 3 million people volunteered, accomplishing thousands of projects in hundreds of towns.

For more information, contact Jessica Wade, Linfield community service coordinator, at 503-883-2636 or