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August 20, 2018

Hands on Jackson

 Hands on Jackson is a “Day of Caring” type of community effort to help those in need here in Jackson County.  Organizers for this event include:  The Jackson County Department of Social Services, The Jackson County Department on Aging, Jackson Neighbors in Need, The Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity and Mountain Projects Community Action Agency.

This collaboration is focused on providing assistance to neighbors in need through mobilizing community volunteer teams of all skill levels and matching them with needs.  Jobs will range from installing energy efficiency measures, building ramps, or cleaning yards and gutters.    Supplies will be provided to the teams in advance and will be purchased through sponsorships.  All projects must be less than $1,000 to complete and be able to be completed in one day.  A kick off breakfast sponsored by Duke Energy will start that morning at 8:00am before the teams report to their assigned jobs.

Volunteer teams, sponsorships, and projects are needed for this upcoming event.  If you know of someone in your community that needs help please fill out the project sheet that can be found at all organizing agencies.  Also volunteer teams and individuals are needed of all skills sets.   If you belong to a group, club, church or business you can organize a team.  Individuals that are not a part of a group will be assigned to a project that day. Sponsors are needed as well and all money collected goes to provide the materials for the projects.  Please join our growing list that includes; Lowes of Sylva, the Rotary Club of Sylva, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Duke Energy.

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