Many hands make light work


By Quintin Ellison


More than 200 volunteers turned out Oct. 3 to participate in the second-annual Hands on Jackson effort, organizers said this week.

“This collaboration was focused on providing assistance to neighbors in need through mobilizing community volunteer teams of all skill levels and matching them with volunteer projects,” said Eddie Wells, who oversees the Jackson County Department on Aging and serves on the Hands on Jackson Advisory Committee.

Wells said 33 projects were completed. The tasks ranged from yard cleanup, building stairs and ramps, gutter cleaning and more.

“This could not be possible without the support from our volunteers and the generous 2019 sponsors,” he said. “Thank you to everyone who helped make a difference in our community on Oct. 3.”