What a Difference a Day Makes: MS Service Day on June 11

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MS Service Day program unites nearly eighty volunteers for home project completion to people living with MS in Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Okaloosa counties

Nearly eighty volunteers and National Multiple Sclerosis Society North Florida Chapter staff will divide into teams and complete projects or provide friendly visitation to people living with multiple sclerosis in Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Okaloosa counties as part of the Society’s annual MS Service Day Program on June 11, 2011 from 10 a.m.- 4p.m.

Eight homes were chosen at the end of May based on clients’ applications.

Some of the projects the volunteers will assist with include:

•Yard work

• Small household repairs

• Cleaning gutters (1-story homes only)

• De-cluttering house or garage

• Painting

• Cleaning out and organizing closets

• Moving furniture

• Packing/Storing items in garage or attic

• Heavy cleaning

• Transporting donated items to thrift shops

• Handyman chores

• Running errands

• Friendly Visitors (includes homes, assisted living and nursing homes)

The most recent MS Service Day was held on December 15, 2010 and nine locations were served in theNorth Florida area.

Please call the National MS Society North Florida Chapter at (904) 332-6810 ext. 41120 for more information about MS Service Day or to schedule interviews with volunteers or clients receiving services.

For event day questions, location information or to get in touch on the day of the event, please contact Jackie Carrino, director of programs and services, at (904) 502-4473.

About the National MS Society,North Florida Chapter
The National MS Society North Florida Chapter offers programs year-round to the18,000 individuals affected by MS inNorth Florida. Funds raised by annual events such as Mud Run MS, Walk MS and Bike MS contribute to the National MS Society research, programs and services. To find out more about the National MS Society North Florida Chapter visit .

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in theU.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.

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