Central Georgians Celebrate Make a Difference Day | News
Central Georgians made a difference on "Make A Difference Day," Saturday. They were doing everything from raising money for Jay's HOPE, to cleaning up part of Amerson Water Works Park and organizing cans at the Salvation Army in Macon.
People and dogs dressed up for Jay's HOPE annual Trek or Treat 5K at the Bass Pro Shop in Macon.
"I have a three-year-old daughter whom was diagnosed with A.L.L. Leukemia in 2012. And without the help of Jay's HOPE it would have been so much more harder," said Charties Jones.
This was Trane Harley's first 5K. Before the age of two, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. "He had to learn to walk, talk, eat, everything all over, so the fact that he can run this race is just a miracle in itself," said Kristi Harley, his mother.
Over at Amerson Water Works Park, 13WMAZ employees, members of the community and Volunteer Macon, were cleaning up near the canoe launch.
"We are creating a bigger space to put picnic tables and benches. We're also doing some landscaping where we are taking down some brush, making it so you can see more of the river, so people can come out here and enjoy it with their families and their friends," said Amy Davidson, with Volunteer Macon.
At the Salvation Army, Mercer University students and Boy Scouts from Troop 211, were organizing canned food.
Mercer junior Edward Fletcher said they sorted about five thousand cans.
"We had different categories such as corn, we have beans, we have vegetables, we have your fruits, basically things like that, just general categories so that when they actually get them to the foodbank it's easier for them to put on the shelves," said Fletcher.
"Instead of playing video games, or watching tv all day, you could just come out, I don't know maybe just help out in the community, help pick up trash or help feed people like we're doing." said Prince Cleveland, troop 211.