In honor of national Make a Difference day, dozens of people headed to Mount Hope Cemetery this morning to help clean up the fallen leaves.
The almost 200 acres of land is one of Rochester's most historic landmarks. People who volunteered today played a vital role in maintaining the area.
The raking event was also held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Rochester's Ameri-Corp.
"AmericCorps is like the domestic peace corps where people volunteer a year of their lives, 40 hours a week to help strengethen the local community," said Rachael tachco, Director of Rochester AmericCorps. "Here in Rochester, we're funded for 45 members and we've got 33 of them working in the city school district with extended learning time and we also have 12 of them working with pre-collegiate programming through upward bound and getting kids ready for school."
Make a Difference Day is the largest community service effort in the nation with over 3 million participants annually.