The mission of the Day of Service is for churches, civic organizations, and government agencies to link arms to strengthen local communities with meaningful service projects that will help those in need, beautify communities, build friendships, and bolster the spirits of all.
history of the day of service
The Day of Service is an outgrowth of large-scale volunteer projects done by Latter-day Saints in conjunction with other organizations during hurricanes in the Southeast. As the relief efforts proceeded, it became apparent that much more service needed to be done to relieve suffering and improve communities.
The focus of the Day of Service has broadened from disaster relief to a variety of service aimed at helping people, organizations and communities. The Day of Service’s emphasis is on partnering with community organizations and faiths to improve communities and help those in need.