On Saturday, volunteers from across the country will unite for Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. KING 5 is working to make a difference in the Puget Sound area.
A Woodinville mom is erasing the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS with a new educational campaign that prioritizes messages of prevention, understanding, and compassion. Jodie Howerton adopted her 11-year-old son Duzi from South Africa in 2010. Duzi was born HIV-positive and is expected to live a healthy, normal life with modern medical care.
Each crew member building a rain garden in Poulsbo Wednesday had a story about flooding. "A miniature boulder or really big rock was floating down the road, and I ended up hitting it," said Kelly Stroh, who works with the Kitsap Conservation District. The conservation district is building seven rain gardens in a Poulsbo neighborhood.
SEATTLE -- The industrial neighborhood along the Duwamish River in south Seattle is about to get a brand new splash of green. A new 13-foot wall is being built by the Just Health Action organization with a grant from King County.
It's a rare opportunity to leave one's mark on the land - not by building a shopping center or paving a road, but by doing just the opposite. "I think this is what this land was meant to be," said Andrew Hacker, as he happily toiled in the dirt.
You've seen the promotions and now you've logged on to king5.com to figure out "what the heck is a rain garden and why KING 5 is spending so much time talking about them," right? Simply put, a rain garden is a garden with purpose.
On Saturday, October 22, volunteers across the country will come together for Make a Difference Day , one of the largest single-days of service nationwide. No matter how big or small the project, the simple goal is to do something to improve the lives of others.