Make a Difference Day: Helping military families

Another successful Make A Difference Day with First Coast News and partner True Blue Navy Families

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Saturday was Make a Difference Day, one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide. This year, First Coast News teamed up once again with True Blue, a non-profit to help military families at Naval Station Mayport.

More than one hundred volunteers worked across Lake Wonderwood to spread mulch on the newly built playground and clear debris and branches.

"You can tell some of this stuff we're cleaning is leftover from Hurricane Matthew," said Retired Rear ADM. George Ballance. "I just appreciate all the efforts of the volunteers that are here today."

This is the fourth year First Coast News is working with True Blue.

"This is why we do what we do. People see us on TV and we like to come out and show them we're just like them. We're all about home and building relationship," said First Coast News Sports Director Chris Porter.

Also on Saturday, the First Coast News team was honored to receive a special brick in appreciation of our partnership with True Blue. The bricks are for sale and will be permanently installed in walking areas around Lake Wonderwood. 

For more information about True Blue, click here.

Be sure to share how you're making a difference in your communities by using #MDDAY.


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