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1990 - President George H.W. Bush and Sheriff Sherman Block dedicate new North County Correctional Facility in Castaic [story]
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All across the country Make a Difference Day brings volunteers together to pitch in on community projects.

2011 marks the 11th year that Hands on Santa Clarita has gathered more than 15 hundred hands-on volunteers to complete projects at local non-profit organizations and schools

On Saturday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, nearly 100 volunteers from local businesses and schools renovated buildings that were damaged due to flooding earlier this year.

“It’s vital to the community. I think its very important that everybody gets out and does their part. And also for Masters College [because] it’s a great way for us to go out and serve the community that has been serving us,” said Masters College student Robert Jensen.

He and others helped to revamp the Senior Center Administrative Office trailer with new carpet, paint, window coverings.

Three separate gardening and landscape projects were also completed.

The SCV Family of Water Suppliers brought in native plants that will be able to survive and thrive during hot summers in Santa Clarita. They also adjusted the irrigation system to decrease the amount of water used on landscaping.

The Home Depot’s “Team Depot” was on hand to donate some time and resources with the landscaping around the Senior Center.

“As a company, we are highly committed to our communities, whether its here or any area in the country. Its immensely important to us [and] it’s one of our core values,” said Vincent Ocala, Santa Clarita Home Depot manager.

“Make a difference day is a national event and its all over the country and this is the day they designated to pull people in from the community to help organizations, schools, churches [and] anyplace that needs to have some type of physical work or labor of love,” said Gerri McCorkle, a member of the SCV Senior Center Foundation board.

For 21 years, Make a Difference Day has been doing volunteer projects all over the country.  The event is held every fourth Saturday in October.

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