The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Editorials

January 26, 2013

DDI reaches out to others

DANVILLE — Members of Downtown Danville Inc. launched an interesting project earlier this month with their Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.

The project will connect those in our community who need help with those who can give help.

DDI officials will create a database of volunteers that can be tapped to provide assistance to those in a time of need.

DDI members also are collecting food through the end of this month to help the Danville Area Food Pantry. Non-perishable donations can be dropped off at the DDI office, 149 N. Vermilion St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The food collection drive is the start of what DDI officials hope will be a series of quarterly projects.

The effort certainly is a needed one. If it can coordinate volunteers and agencies with help to give so that repetition and omissions can be eliminated, everyone stands to gain.

FYI

To find out more about Neighbors Helping Neighbors projects or to make a donation, contact Dana Schaumburg at 443-3886 or info@

downtowndanville.org.

To be placed on the Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteer database or to have local volunteer opportunities sent out to the volunteer database, contact Pat Bowers at 443-6710 or bjpbowers1@sbcglobal.

net.

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