More than 80,000 volunteers are expected to extend a helping hand to support West Coast communities on Saturday.
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Officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are participating in service projects to clean up, paint and landscape 10 schools sites under the direction of the Saugus Union School District, as part of the Mormon Helping Hands Day of Service.
President Steven Lindberg, who presides over all the LDS Santa Clarita congregations, stated:
“Our savior’s admonition to “love one another” has a practical, as well as a deeply theological meaning. Mormon Helping Hands day of service is one of the practical ways in which we can put his words into action.
By setting aside this day each year—all across California —we have the opportunity to work together with people of all faiths to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. And, it reminds us that we are a community that cares. We encourage everyone who is able and available to join us in this day of service”.
Councilman Bob Kellar and Councilman Dante Acosta will join hundreds of volunteers at 7:30am, Saturday morning April 26th at the LDS Church, 19513 Drycliff Street, Canyon Country, to offer their words of encouragement before we depart for our assignments.
School Site Projects include: Rio Vista ES, Emblem Academy, Skyblue Mesa, Bouquet Preschool, Bridgeport Elementary, Santa Clarita Elementary, North Park Elementary, Mountainview Elementary, Plum Canyon Elementary and Rosedell Elementary.
For Further information contact: Kathy Kellar by telephone 661-373-0884 or by email Kathykellar@gmail.com
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Source: Santa Clarita News