A major volunteerism campaign, led by former National Football League player Miles McPherson, president of Miles Ahead and senior pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, will soon get underway in Saint Lucia.
McPherson said the volunteerism initiative, dubbed "Do Something World - Saint Lucia" is set to take off on the Eastern Caribbean island nation this April following successful projects in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
The "Do Something World" campaign works with national stakeholders to "cooperate, commit and participate in community building projects that engender a spirit of brotherhood and have a life-changing impact on young people, families and communities across the focal country," said McPherson in a written release.
The campaign promotes "love and service to communities," utilizing sustainable solutions, working in partnership with civic, business, church and state leaders. Through a six-month volunteerism drive, the campaign hopes to see hundreds of volunteers serving and addressing key social issues in the community.
The Saint Lucia campaign includes a two-day "Celebration Festival" at the Pigeon Island National Landmark from May 14-15.
Popular Gospel music artistes will be featured and Miles Ahead plans to bring a team of about 100 people from San Diego and elsewhere to invest volunteer time in Saint Lucia.
The total value of the volunteerism effort, say organizers, is about $2 million dollars.