Loretto volunteers awarded national grant

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A group of volunteers in Loretto has been awarded a national grant by Modern Woodmen of America as a top Join Hands Day volunteer project, one that will bridge the generation gap and improve the community.
The project will take place from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Join Hands Day Saturday, May 3, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen and other fraternal benefit societies.
Only 21 projects nationwide were selected as grant recipients, outstanding projects with youth and adult groups working together to improve the community. For the local winning project in Loretto, volunteers will clean the ballpark by trimming and weeding, doing repair work, painting and staining. The project will take place from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Loretto Ball Park, located across from Loretto City Hall, 72 School House Dr., Loretto.
The volunteers received a $250 grant to use towards this year’s Join Hands Day project.
“This is an example of a group of volunteers who are enriching and improving the community by giving back,” says Steve Speybroeck, Modern Woodmen’s fraternal director. “Modern Woodmen is proud to recognize some of the most dedicated volunteers in the country. This project is one of the best.”
For more information about the local project, contact Jeff Nalley at (502) 690-2563 or jeff.nalley@mwarep.org.
Join Hands Day is a national volunteer initiative connecting thousands of youth and adult volunteers nationwide through service projects to improve the communities. Join Hands Day encourages people of different generations to volunteer together to build greater mutual understanding, respect and trust. In 2013, nearly 700 Modern Woodmen projects took place across the country, bringing together more than 13,000 volunteers.