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2,000 Volunteers Work on Wilmington

By Michelle Bliss

04-18-11 – More than 2,000 volunteers gathered around Wilmington over the weekend for the city's largest one-day community service event.

Work on Wilmington started as an annual event in 2006 and this year, volunteers worked on 30 different projects across town before tornados barreled through North Carolina on Saturday.

PPD spokesperson Ned Glasscock says that his company's volunteer team worked with New Hanover County Community Action to improve food services for children just down the street from their offices in downtown Wilmington.

"One of the initiatives is to build a garden to grow healthier food, and also to rehab an area for a kitchen to help provide even healthier meals and also teach them good eating habits for their lifetime."

Other projects included painting the inside of the Elderhaus adult day care center and installing a new running track with recycled asphalt for Mary C. Williams Elementary School.

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