Chandler hosted its 12th annual National Make a Difference Day observance as October came to a close. The event, put together by program staff and community leaders, brought together more than 1,000 volunteers determined to make a difference in Chandler neighborhoods.
On one of the days, volunteers and community members, including Mayor Kevin Hartke and Chandler Police, threw in their support, working together in the Pepperwood neighborhood, near Chandler Fashion Center on the community’s west side.
They performed basic yard work, painted and touched up homes, spread gravel and removed garbage from yards. Afterward, the group and residents of the surrounding community were welcomed to Harter Park for lunch and socializing and sharing the collective satisfaction of having made their neighborhood better — and cleaner.