More than 100 volunteers will participate in a Day of Service in Indianapolis on Saturday, Aug. 5 by painting 50 utility poles to reflect the many countries represented by people within the International Marketplace.
Mary Clark, Executive Director of the International Marketplace Coalition, says Indianapolis prides itself on diversity especially on the west side.
“Over here there are over 80 different ethnic restaurants, about 40 different ethnic markets," Clark says. "We tell people if you get out of your car and walk into the businesses you can leave the United States.”
All volunteers will receive a gift of appreciation.
“We have a discount card, it’s the International Marketplace discount card and many of our restaurants and groceries honor that card and you get a 10 percent discount whenever you use it and we will be giving every volunteer one of those discounts cards,” says Clark.
Volunteers will meet in the parking lot in front of the vacant Value City Furniture
building at 4233 Lafayette Road.
The opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m.
For more information visit; http://www.imcoalition.org/