3 years ago I came up with an idea to have a day where the community could come together to volunteer and make a difference all over our community. I encouraged people to create a service project event, organize a fundraiser, help a non-profit or just help a neighbor or a friend in need. I called it the Power of Florence. I got the day approved by the city council and had a very successful first year. A year later they proclaimed the Power of Florence an official day, it takes place on the third Saturday of July. I am now working on our third Power of Florence. I will talk to groups and organizations about being a part of this day by creating a service project event, a fundraiser for a non profit, or collection events to support non-profits. I will be working on writing and sending emails, updating my web page and facebook, and creating posters and flyers.