Some spruced up parks and worked in gardens.

They cleaned up playgrounds and made blankets for the homeless.

Others sorted food for the hungry or visited with elderly at a nursing home.

More than 300 local volunteers spread out across the area on Sunday to do a little good — and make a statement, too.

The volunteers were Muslims, Christians and Jews taking part in Mitzvah Day, an annual interfaith event started 10 years ago as a way to give back to the community while forging a better understanding among people from the three religions.

“Ten years later, there’s even more need for this,” said Rabbi Laurie Green from Temple Beth Zion.


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