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Volunteers still needed for Great Days of Service

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is still seeking volunteers to help with more than 150 projects that will be completed Friday and Saturday during the Gwinnett Great Days of Service.

More than 70,000 people are expected to participate in what has become one of the largest volunteer efforts in the country. Gwinnett Great Days of Service is a communitywide effort that provides support to nonprofit agencies that struggle with growing needs and limited resources.

One group will be building a drama stage Friday at Radloff Middle School, said Rachael Holder, the program director for GDOS. Other groups will be landscaping and painting at nonprofit agencies.

Businesses and organizations that would like to participate can collect school supplies, food, hygiene products or Christmas presents, Holder said.

A kick-off celebration will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Wild Bill's in Duluth. It is open to everyone over 21.

There will be fundraising raffle, and the Thomas James Corporate Achievement Award will be presented, Holder said.

Volunteers can also pick up their GDOS T-shirts at the celebration, Holder said.

Anyone who would like to participate is asked to call Holder at 770-995-3339.

More information is available online at http://gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org.