Activate Good closes out Day of Service in Raleigh with celebration

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The organization Activate Good closed out Friday’s Day of Service in Raleigh with a celebration.

There was live music, free food, and of course good deeds done.

“It’s a great way to honor those we lost on Sept. 11 with acts of service and kindness,” said Amber Smith, executive director of Activate Good.

Hundreds of people turned out to the Red Hat Amphitheatre to join in on the massive service project.

It was a celebration of a full day of service: more than 70 projects done around the Triangle, benefiting more than 40 causes.

And Friday night’s celebration included even more good deeds like making blankets for the homeless and creating cards for kids in the hospital.

Those simple activities showed participants that every day can be a day of service, and that it’s the only way organizations like Urban Ministries of Wake County can keep providing help.

“It’s things like that that get our community a little bit more involved and engaged. And we always go away from this event with more volunteers than we had coming into it and maybe a little bit more awareness too in the community, the Wake County community, about the needs that do exist here,” said John Welch, director of Development for Urban Ministries of Wake County.

To learn more about Activate Good, click here.

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