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CommUnity Kindness Day of Service

September 13, 2018

BUCKHANNON, WV:  We need the “U” in Community; that is, we need YOU to join others for a fun day of socializing while getting some work done.  Join us on Saturday, October 13th for our CommUnity & Kindness Day of Service. Our parks, river, schools, cemetery, community center, and flower beds can always use a little extra sprucing up, so grab your shovel, gloves, or paintbrush and come down to Jawbone Park, where registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 1:00 p.m. You will need to arrive by 9:00 a.m., though, if you want to join the first shift. The second shift will start at 1:00 p.m. In between, from noon to one, we’ll celebrate our volunteers’ hard work with a PIZZA PARTY at Jawbone Park. All pre-registered volunteers will also receive a thank you gift.

West Virginia Wesleyan Greek Life, led by John Bohman & Zachary “Dutch” Mutchler,  and the Center for Community Engagement’s WE LEAD student organization have already stepped up to the plate, with all sororities and fraternities committing to participate. Are you going to let those ‘Cats have all the fun? That’s right: I’m calling you out Buccaneers. We want to see you out and putting in some sweat and love for your hometown. Will your family, business, or organization get onboard? Call Casey Gilbert, Buckhannon Volunteer Center Coordinator, to see how you can pre-register and select a project that matches your needs and skill set.

The Buckhannon Volunteer Center is a grant-funded program through Volunteer West Virginia and the Volunteer Generation Fund. The grant funding is a part of the Be Kind, #VolunteerWV initiative, a campaign developed by Volunteer West Virginia to dedicate a year of kindness to West Virginia. The campaign’s goal is simple: to spread kindness and volunteerism across the state.

Interested volunteers and organizations may reach out to Casey Gilbert, Buckhannon Volunteer Center Coordinator, by calling City Hall at (304) 472-1651 or by emailing  Watch for Buckhannon Volunteer Center news and updates at

Callie Cronin Sams,