JustServe Participates In Signal Mountain Parade

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

JustServe, developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to relieve suffering, care for the poor and needy, and enhance the quality of life in communities across America, participated in Signal Mountain’s 4th of July parade which was re-scheduled due to inclement weather and held on Labor Day.  The parade, held every year on Signal Mountain, travels through Old Town and is sponsored by the Mountain Business Association.



This year, Mrs. Deseret Smartt Ward, Jenna MacKay, June and James MacKay, and Garrett MacKay participated on behalf of JustServe.  Their float represented the website developed by the LDS Church as a gift to communities to help non-profit organizations gather volunteers.  According to the JustServe.org site, JustServe believes that “nothing should get in the way of organizations and volunteers coming together to do good things for the community, so we help make this happen for free.”


As Mrs. Ward, member of the JustServe committee for the greater Chattanooga area explains, “Many nonprofits could not operate without their volunteers so a site like this that links volunteers and nonprofits is invaluable.  It’s easy to get your organization added to the site.  Just visit the site at JustServe.org and follow the user-friendly directions.  Submit your event with all of the pertinent information and it will be posted almost immediately to the site.  You must be approved before your organization can post but as long as you are not a political organization or someone trying to raise funds for personal use, you will be approved.”


According to Mrs. Jenna MacKay, chair of the committee, “many organizations on Signal Mountain are already using the site, including Signal Mountain Social Services, the Episcopal Church (St. Isidore’s Hands Food Ministry), Signal Mountain Baptist Church Food Ministry, Alexian Village, and Bachman Bargains.”  On a national level, United Way, the Salvation Army, city and state governments and thousands of nonprofit organizations use the site. 


According to JustServe.org, “JustServe is not for proselytizing or publicity – it is simply a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers.  Neither The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nor its website JustServe.org discriminates based on race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation to screen projects for posting or volunteers who may sign up to serve.”


To learn more about successful service projects pertaining to Hurricane Harvey, Syrian refugees, elementary schools, food banks, blood donations, etc., or to discover volunteer opportunities in your area or to register your organization, please visit JustServe.org at https://www.justserve.org and make a difference today.  

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