I like to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering in his honor, but I had to work Monday. I instead signed up to volunteer with HandsOn Greater Phoenix over the weekend. This year I chose to help with a Neighbors Helping Neighbors event in which we cleaned up a yard for someone who couldn’t do it himself. The fence was toppling over, trees were overgrown, the yard was filled with leaves and weeds, and some cacti were dying. Trash and debris were scattered throughout. We quickly got to work cleaning it up and were finished early thanks to our teamwork. I felt honored to be able to lend a helping hand and spruce up a neighborhood near mine.
If you’d like to volunteer, check out HandsOn’s opportunity calendar to find events that work with your schedule.
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Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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