Ben Smith, president of the Tallahassee Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says this year’s Light the World with Love campaign is all about members of his faith working side by side with local community organizations and churches to render service to those in need. “Light the World with Love is an organized effort to bring people together to serve people in our community – neighbors and friends. This is a wonderful time of year when people have an increased focus on helping others. Light the World simply helps us do that,” he said.
Tallahassee Mayor John E. Dailey this week proclaimed Sunday, Dec. 5 as a Day of Giving, urging all citizens to “give food and monetary resources to the local food kitchens, food banks, and churches who are engaged in meeting the needs of the city’s homeless and hungry. We also encourage the gift of time and prayer on behalf of those who suffer and for those who meet their needs.”
At a time when many people need a little extra help in life, you may be asking if there’s something you could do – maybe even from home. There is. Check out JustServe. JustServe is a web platform supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that acts as a clearinghouse both for those seeking volunteers and those who want to help out. Organizations post their volunteer needs at justserve.org. Volunteers log on, learn what’s available, and choose a way to serve the community. Though supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day [...]