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This event is part of an effort by Montana AmeriCorps members and the Office of Community Service to bring national service to [[your city]]. Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of helping others. It is a day to celebrate neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of Americans across the country will spend Saturday, [[date]] – the 19th annual Make a Difference Day – doing volunteer projects to improve their communities and help neighbors in need.
The day is the largest community service effort in the nation, rallying corporations, government leaders, charitable organizations and everyday Americans into action on one day. On the last Make a Difference Day, a record 3 million volunteers participated and an estimated 28 million people-in-need benefited. Make a Difference Day is held in partnership with HandsOn Network and is supported by Newman's Own. For several years, AmeriCorps members in Montana have committed their time and efforts to build and sustain this national day in our state.
If you are interested in taking part in [[your project]], please contact [[contact information]] to learn more. To read more about Make a Difference Day nationally, visit www.makeadifferenceday.com.
About AmeriCorps - In September 1994, the first class of AmeriCorps members—20,000 strong—began serving in more than 1,000 communities. Today, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities each year for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America.