Hattiesburg issues call for “Make a Difference Day”
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg is issuing the call for neighborhood associations, civic groups, student organizations and more to host and participate in service projects throughout the Hub City.
Make a Difference Day 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, October 23.
“Make a Difference Day is a Hattiesburg tradition where neighbors from all over participate in clean-ups, beautification efforts at parks or host one-off specialty projects,” said Mayor Toby Barker. “It’s a powerful movement, and we look forward to hosting it again this year.”
The city has hosted the event since 2017, which includes a full Saturday of service projects across several different sites. The day has expanded over the years into a week-long celebration to support employers who are promoting civic engagement.
The city even hosted opportunities to make a difference through socially distanced activities to aid COVID-19 protocols in 2020.
“Understanding that COVID-19 is still in our community, the events hosted this year will be a blend of both traditional and distanced activities,” said Barker.
To sign up, interested participants can visit https://bit.ly/maddhburg2021. After completing the form, Betsy Mercier in the Mayor’s Office will contact project captains for more information. Team Captains/Hosts will have a safety meeting on Wednesday, October 20 to receive supplies, assignments and review safety protocol.
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