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Byline: KAZUAKI NAGATA CORRESPONDENT
In October, Sarasota may become a better place to live, due to a surge of weekend-long volunteering.
That's the hope of the Friendship Volunteer Center as it prepares for Make a Difference Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 20-22.
The idea is to extend the concept of Make a Difference Day -- a national day that promotes volunteerism -- to the whole weekend, encouraging local organizations and individuals to participate in volunteer projects.
According to Tom Giles, program specialist at the Friendship Volunteer Center, volunteers will have several service projects with local nonprofit groups and churches to …