Hands On Georgia Supports First Statewide 'Week of Service'
|Monday, November 8, 2004||
Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774
Five Volunteer Projects to Address Community Needs
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
WHO: Hands On Columbus,
WHAT: Two hundred volunteers will build a greenhouse and a gift shop as well as landscape the grounds at Muscogee Manor and
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with comments from Congressman-elect Lynn Westmoreland and local dignitaries 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Muscogee Manor,
On Site Contact: Aimee Baxter - (706) 649-2751
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
WHO: Hands On Macon,
WHAT: Fifty volunteers will make final improvements and renovations necessary at a residence that will house local foster children.
WHEN: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with comments from First Lady Mary Perdue at 11 a.m.
On Site Contact: Gigi Rolfs - (478) 361-2800
Thursday, November 11, 2004
WHO: Hands On Hall,
WHAT: Fifty volunteers will build a ropes course, clear a nature trail and field, and paint camp buildings at Scoutland Boy Scout Camp.
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with comments from Congressman Nathan Deal at 12 p.m.
WHERE: Scoutland Camp,
On Site Contact: Jennifer Myers (770) 535-7766
Friday, November 12, 2004
WHO: Hands On
WHAT: Fifty volunteers will refurbish nature trails and restore buildings at the historically significant F.M. Robinson Memorial Preserve.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. with comments to media at 8:30 a.m.
On Site Contact: Trey Gibbs, (404) 213-2681
Saturday, November 13, 2004
WHO: Hands On
WHAT: Hands On Georgia’s first week of service will culminate with “Hands On Thomas County Day,” which also signifies the launch of Hands On Thomas County. More than 400 volunteers will participate in 12 different service projects in
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. with comments from Governor Perdue to media at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Volunteer Project: School At Bishop Hall (
Governor Sonny Perdue’s Press Conference:
Contact: Alston Watt - (229) 226-4300
On Site Project Coordinator: Dolly Stringer; (229) 221-4735, cell
Governor Perdue is challenging Georgians over the next three years to engage 20,000 new volunteers; contribute 500,000 plus hours of volunteer service to communities across the state; and partner with 120 community and faith-based organizations and schools. The Governor and First Lady will serve as Honorary Chairs of Hands On Georgia and Ambassador Andrew Young and Mrs. Young will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the organization.
Volunteers representing the Signature Corporate Sponsors of Hands On Georgia, The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot and The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation will participate in each of the service projects.
More About The Sponsors
The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's best-known brand, The Coca-Cola Company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands, including diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite, and a wide range of other beverages, including diet and light soft drinks, waters, juices and juice drinks, teas, coffees and sports drinks. Through the world's largest distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate exceeding 1 billion servings each day. For more information about The Coca-Cola Company, please visit our website at www.coca-cola.com.
Founded in 1978, The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer and the second largest retailer in the
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation is a charitable organization that supports education, health care, human services, economic development, art and culture, and the environment through grants ranging from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. Established in 1937, the foundation primarily focuses on giving to organizations and endeavors that serve
Those individuals, communities and private partners wanting to join this volunteer effort can log on to www.HandsOnGeorgia.org for more information or call Kimberly Goff, Executive Director at (404) 979-2910.