DOWNEY - Thousands of volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will participate in community service projects throughout California - including Downey - on April 30.Each major unit of the church will coordinate activities with local leaders. In Downey, volunteers will assist city workers at Wilderness and Crawford parks. Trees and bushes will be trimmed, dead plants removed and new vegetation planted, in addition to a general clean-up of the parks. Although sponsored by the church, residents of all faiths are invited to participate. A kick-off events starts at 8 a.m. at the church's facility at 12425 Orizaba Ave., immediately north of Imperial Elementary School, where teams will be organized and assignments made. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and gloves. They are also asked to bring gardening tools. More information is posted on a Facebook page titled "Downey, CA, Project - Helping Hands" or call Lois Buchanan at (562) 927-9790.
********** Published: April 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 1