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Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Volunteers Lend A Hand

The Solon church is holding its fifth annual Day of Mission, in which volunteers spread out through the area and to give back.

On Saturday, more than 100 volunteers from Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Solon will spread through Northeast Ohio on a quest to do some good.

Kerri Peterson-Davis, a pastor at the church, said the Day of Mission is part of the fabric of the church community and an annual tradition.

While the church members participate in such mission work and volunteering all year long, the annual October event is a time to celebrate and focus on volunteerism.

This is the fifth annual Day of Mission, which will begin Saturday with breakfast and prayer before volunteers head out to help.

Peterson-Davis said that volunteers will take on all sorts of work.

"It’s the gamut, from spreading mulch and painting walls to organizing food pantries," she said.

This year, some volunteers will help out a Solon resident who isn't able to properly take care of their home. So volunteers will help with landscaping and general handyman-type tasks.

Some volunteers will head to a school in Cleveland and help the staff organize the library.

The event has been very successful in the past, with more than 800 volunteers lending a hand during the Day of Mission.

"It’s a great way to participate and help the community and we really enjoy it," Peterson-Davis said.

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