Schools Benefit From 'Hands On Nashville' Day

Posted at 5:20 PM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 19:32:12-04

More than 1,000 people came together across Nashville to help spruce up Metro Schools.

The volunteer work on Saturday was all part of the annual Hands on Nashville event.

Volunteers transformed schools around town by painting and planting, as well as cleaning up hallways and landscaping.

Organizers said the end result has helped get students excited about learning.

The event has been going on for many years, and it has always brought together people from all across the community.

“The wonderful thing about Hands on Nashville Day is it is a chance to see people from all walks of life,” said Tara Tenorio, of Hands on Nashville. “Everyone is out trying to lend a hand.”

In all, 15 schools across the city benefited from Hands on Nashville Day.

You might have seen some familiar faces helping out. NewsChannel 5 had a team working at Cora Howe Exceptional School in East Nashville.

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