SCOUTS AMONG MANY MAKING A DIFFERENCE : VOLUNTEERING.Byline: Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy may refer to:
They'll be hitting the streets early Saturday morning, these people making a difference.
Neighborhood kids in Northridge going door to door collecting donations for a ministry that feeds the hungry, and the Sylmar Lions Club delivering clothing and personal items it has collected for a local battered women's facility.
The senior citizens group in the Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley dropping off afghans its members have knitted for homeless women living in a local shelter, and the young families in a Van Nuys neighborhood going shopping together to make baskets of food and personal items for six needy families in their community.
The students, parents and faculty at Oakwood School Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational independent day school, situated on two campuses approximately one mile apart, in North Hollywood, California. One campus is the elementary school, and the other is the secondary school. in North Hollywood scattering throughout the city to spend the day serving meals to the homeless, cleaning beaches, planting trees and removing graffiti.
In Burbank, Encino, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Palmdale, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. and all our local communities, hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds will be hitting the streets to join in on one of the most important days of the year - Make a Difference Day.
When you go looking to put a face on this day, you find it on Newcastle Avenue in Reseda.
You find it in the front yard of the home of Mel and Susan Davis Susan A. Davis (born April 13, 1944), is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing California's 53rd congressional district (map). , where their son, Chris, and half a dozen other Boy Scouts are trying to assemble 10 wooden beds.
Beds they will deliver Saturday to private homes in the Valley where abused children are housed temporarily while their fate, their future, moves slowly through the court system.
How these beds got into this front yard is the story of a 14-year-old boy searching for something special to do for his Eagle Scout Ea·gle Scout
One who has achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts.
Noun 1. Eagle Scout - a Boy Scout who has earned many merit badges
Boy Scout - a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts project.
He found it one day about six months ago sitting with his mother and father, listening to a member of their congregation at the Church of Jesus Christ Church of Jesus Christ may refer to:
The ninth-grader at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies (also Sherman Oaks CES or SOCES) is a (magnet) public school in the San Fernando Valley, Southern California, United States. nodded and leaned over to his mother. This was it, Chris said. This was what he wanted to do for his project.
``He was looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. something unique and of value to the community, and the more he heard, the more he knew that providing beds for those kids was it,'' Susan Davis said Thursday, watching her son working in the front yard directing a squad of Boy Scouts assembling the beds.
Chris has put in more than 300 hours to make a difference Saturday - convincing local lumber companies to donate the wood, then getting some of the men in the congregation to help mill and sand it.
The women in the congregation made 10 quilts, and others donated sheets and pillowcases, while the Valley Interfaith Council donated the mattresses.
And now here he was on a late Thursday afternoon, with his fellow Boy Scouts helping him put the finishing touches finishing touches finish npl the finishing touches → der letzte Schliff
finishing touches npl → ultimi ritocchi mpl on the beds and making sure all the pieces fit.
So that on Saturday morning, when more than 1 million people across the country join in to make a difference in their communities, Chris Davis Chris Davis is the name of a couple of people:
Providing beds for some abused kids living in temporary homes while the courts try to sort out their future.
``It's been fun and quite a learning experience,'' Chris said Thursday afternoon, waiting for his buddies to show up to help him.
``The more I worked on it, and thought about what I was doing, the more I began to see it as an opportunity that more people need to take,'' he said.
The opportunity to make a difference.
What: On Saturday, more than 1 million Americans are expected to volunteer to help others or improve their communities for Make a Difference Day. The organization will select outstanding projects, which will receive donations to their charities of up to $10,000. Among the awards will be 10 national and 104 state honorees. Winners will be announced next year.
Get involved in a local project: Many local projects are looking for volunteers. For information, call (800) 416-3824 or contact local organizations such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Salvation Army Salvation Army, Protestant denomination and international nonsectarian Christian organization for evangelical and philanthropic work. Organization and Beliefs
The Salvation Army has established branches in 100 countries throughout the world. or United Way.
Information on local projects that have registered with Make a Difference Day also is available at the Web site www.usaweekend.com (click ``Diffday'').
PHOTO Boy Scouts Chris Davis, right, and Billy Lee work on one of the beds they are making for abused children under foster care.
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Box: Volunteering (see text)