Hands On Georgia a success

More than 150 students and adults volunteered their time and labor for Hands On Georgia Week.

Among the many projects this year, the volunteers painted the Kids Cafe at the Booker T. Washington apartments, painted classrooms at Easter Seals, spruced up a South Columbus school and helped with a cookout for about 100 soldiers recently home from Iraq.

"Although Hands On Georgia Week is our biggest special event of the year," said Teri Parodi, Hands on the Valley director, "we work on a daily basis to engage citizens in volunteer action that can make a difference in people's lives and for our community."

Hands on the Valley volunteer center coordinates individuals and teams of volunteers for the United Way and other non-profit organizations in the Columbus area throughout the year. For information on becoming a volunteer, call (706) 327-3255.