Southeastern Day of Service brings out 1,000 volunteers

Lynn Young, founder and director of Lowcountry Orphan Relief in North Charleston, sits with a group of young volunteers who came to help. Almost 100 volunteers from the Charleston congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed a road and parking lots, replaced light fixtures and held a clothing drive.

Almost 1,000 volunteers completed projects throughout the Lowcountry as part of the fourth annual Southeastern Day of Service.

More than 30 major projects were tackled as volunteers “linked arms and joined hands” to improve facilities of organizations who serve others in the Lowcountry.

The huge volunteer effort was first organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

It has continued to grow because of the increasing need for assistance in the current financial climate. Projects were tackled in Summerville, North Charleston and Awendaw.