GREEN BAY - In a few days, millions of people across the country will devote their time and energy to others, making a difference in their communities and across the nation.
On Thursday, some got a head start.
Volunteers gathered at Bethesda Thrift Shop in Green Bay to kick off "Make a Difference Day."
The national day of service takes place Saturday, October 26th.
It's estimated that more than 3 million Americans will volunteer - some for the first time - on the special day.
Thursday's volunteers pitched in by sorting donations, hanging clothes, and helping customers. For some, it's their way of making the world a better place, one step at a time.
"Many of us are frustrated with local government and national government issues, but by being a volunteer in your own community you're taking that step at helping to make things better where you live," said Christine Danielson, executive director of the Volunteer Center of Brown County.
Danielson says more than 200 people are already signed up to volunteer in the Green Bay area on "Make a Difference Day."
Marinette Marine is preparing to christen one of its Littoral Combat Ships.
A survey of local businesses looked at employee numbers and overall outlook for the coming year.
Those who do go to the Packers-Falcons game Sunday will help honor a green and gold legend.
The cold caused some problems in the Fox Valley Friday.
A donation from an area bank will be making a difference in the years to come for Green Bay East High School.
A Pearl Harbor survivor was given a special honor Friday morning at Green Bay East High School.