Volunteers will be situated at 50 sites across Clark County, where they will help local nonprofits on projects including landscaping, cleaning, painting, and beautification, Young said.
Service Day is held in conjunction with the Downtown Cleanup in Springfield, which is held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers for the Downtown Cleanup will meet at City Hall Plaza, 76 E. High St.
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In 2018, 1,280 volunteers picked up litter and beautified public spaces in Clark County, according to Cooper. They worked a combined 1,850 hours and picked up 630 bags of litter from 125 public spaces. This year, at least 1,117 people from the community and local schools have signed up to volunteer so far, according to Young.
“Not everybody can take months or weeks out of their year to volunteer, but everybody can give a day. It’s amazing what we accomplish in a day.”
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The event is planned by Community Health Foundation, Clark State Community College, The Chamber of Greater Springfield, United Way, Catholic Central, Keep Clark County Beautiful, the Nehehmiah Foundation, and Emmanuel Christian Academy.
Service Day takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be followed by an after-party from 4 to 6 p.m. at National Road Commons at 50 W. National Rd. in downtown Springfield. The after-party will include food trucks and music by DJ Chill, Not So Loud Silent Party.
Registration for the event is free. To sign up to volunteer, visit Facebook.com/ClarkCountyServiceDay or go to United Way of Clark, Champaign, and Madison counties at www.uwccmc.org.
For more information, contact Carolyn Young at email@example.com.