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  • Operation Blessing invites your volunteer team to register to participate in the One Day to Serve event May 22

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    13TH ANNUAL ONE DAY TO SERVE

    SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021

    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    (RAIN OR SHINE)

     

    PORTSMOUTH—Greetings! My name is Tammy Joslyn and I am the executive director of Operation Blessing in Portsmouth. ONE DAY TO SERVE is a one day event where we serve the Portsmouth Housing Authority (PHA) community by sending teams of volunteers to help beautify/clean up the 10 PHA properties here in Portsmouth. In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold the event. I am very excited to announce we will be serving the PHA community once again on Saturday, May 22, and we would like to extend the opportunity for  you and your organization to join us!

     

    ONE DAY TO SERVE is an opportunity for many people to come together and serve their community. Seacoast area neighborhoods  are transformed by people who are eager to help others in need. Your group will transform a neighborhood in a single day by:

     

    *Picking up trash

    *Raking

    *Spreading mulch/loam

    *Painting

    *Washing windows

     

    The best part is that  this event is LOCAL, EASY and FREE! ONE DAY TO SERVE is not just a day of service. IT IS A MIRACLE!  It's where 300-500 volunteers from all over the Seacoast work together for the same cause. 

     

    With our lives as busy as they are, it can be hard to find the time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to us, our families and our community. Volunteers are often the glue that holds our community together and allows us to connect to our community and make it a better place. The gratitude is seen in the typical reaction of those being helped:

     

    *“Oh, thank you!”

    *“This is so nice!”

    *“I can't believe it's free!”

    *“Why are you doing this?”

     

    Kindness builds the bridge for a person to receive a touch of hope and love. It’s simple, practical, effective, and fun! There is power and impact by “showing love in practical ways.” Again and again we’ve seen relationships born from these simple acts of kindness. We believe very strongly in the power of serving our community.

     

    Event information:

     

    Where: Greenleaf Recreation Center

    195 Greenleaf Ave.

    Portsmouth, NH 03801

     

    Date: May 22, 2021

     

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

     

    Schedule:
    *8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Registration and receive T-Shirts

    *9 to 9:30 a.m. Get final instruction and dismiss groups

    *9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Serving 10 locations of Portsmouth Housing Authority

    *12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ALL team members MUST report back to the Recreation Center with supplies, and 

    will be provided lunch

     

    WHAT'S NEEDED FROM YOU:

     

    Please register online at operationblessingnh.org or call Sharon at (603) 430-8561 with 

    *Name of group

    *Number attending

    **Shirt sizes

    Type of sandwich preferred (turkey, salami, vegetarian. Please only submit the number of lunches you will NEED for your group so we can order accurately.)

    *****T-shirt deadline is April 30, 2021. All T-shirt orders must be in by this date.*****

     

    Thank you for your time and willingness to serve!