8,000 from the heart

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Lots of lunches: Volunteers assemble meals for those in need during Sunday’s Good Deeds Day. Photo courtesy Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Some 8,000 Washington-area volunteers gathered at three Jewish Community centers and fanned out throughout the area Sunday for the annual Good Deeds Day.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, with the participation of 85 synagogues and organizations, the day offered volunteers 205 service projects, including distributing hygiene and meal kits for homeless people and Holocaust survivors, preparing meals for the hungry, assembling care packages for sick children and cleaning up parks and gardens.

Photos courtesy the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and by WJW staff.

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