Volunteers gather to Work on Wilmington

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Work on Wilmington
Volunteers working together on a picnic table at Work on Wilmington. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Volunteers got out their shovels and hammers to Work on Wilmington.

This Saturday, thousands of volunteers worked at 38 different sites at local nonprofits and schools.

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One of the projects was at MedNorth Health Center. They planted new flowers cleaned the gardens, built a bike rack, and built a picnic table.

“With 38 projects going on at the same time and over a thousand volunteers, all these people are coming together for just a few hours to do so much work, it would take much longer if every place has to do their own work but all of us working together in four hours are accomplishing great things today and making our community a better place for all of us,” project manager, Brenda Riegeel, said.

This is Work On Wilmington’s 12th year. Leadership Wilmington and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Foundation have worked to raise nearly $500,000 to foster improvements for the community’s vital schools, parks, museums and nonprofit organizations.