• Debbie Mitchell, youth coordinator at the local YMCA, and Lillian Ferraro, dental hygienist at the Lawrence Joel Army Dental Clinic, plant tulip bulbs Oct. 25 at Fort McPherson. Both ladies are Army Community Service volunteers.

    Tulips to spring up awareness

    Debbie Mitchell, youth coordinator at the local YMCA, and Lillian Ferraro, dental hygienist at the Lawrence Joel Army Dental Clinic, plant tulip bulbs Oct. 25 at Fort McPherson. Both ladies are Army Community Service volunteers.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Helmick, training operations NCO for First Army G-7, prepares the hole for tulip bulbs.

    Tulips to spring up awareness

    Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Helmick, training operations NCO for First Army G-7, prepares the hole for tulip bulbs.

FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Volunteers gathered here Oct. 25 for the 18th annual "Make a Difference Day."

To show their commitment to making a difference in their community, 16 volunteers planted tulips to help bring awareness and pay tribute to those people who have been victims of domestic violence and child abuse.

Created by USA Weekend magazine and affiliated with the Points of Light, the main idea is to do good and help others. The magazine claims it is the nation's largest single day of volunteerism, where annually more than 3 million people turn out to perform thousands of charitable acts for others.

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