Helping Hands of Nocatee holds beach clean-up


More than 70 local residents gathered at Mickler’s Landing recently to participate in a beach clean-up organized by Helping Hands of Nocatee.

Held Saturday June 25, the beach clean-up included adults as well as children and teens.

“(Helping Hands) emphasizes the involvement of children and teens as a way to teach the value in charitable giving and service,” board member Jill D’Amato said. “All child and teenage participants received volunteer certificates and service hour recognition, respectively, at the end of the clean-up.”

A “Trash Buster Award” was also presented to the group that picked up the most trash, she added.

Helping Hands of Nocatee aims to help St. Johns County residents in need through community service and donated goods. The organization hosts monthly service events, and information is posted on the group’s Facebook page at  To be added to the group’s email distribution list, contact