Around 1,900 local volunteers turned out for the 9th annual Love Fullerton City-wide serve day on Saturday, April 23. Volunteers from various local organizations gathered in the morning at the Fullerton College quad before fanning across the City to do a number of service projects, including beautifying schools, installing drought resistant landscaping, cleaning up parks and trails, sprucing up neighborhoods, and helping residents in need.
Volunteers clean up Fullerton trails. Photo courtesy of Love Fullerton community.
“We gather churches, businesses, service organizations, scouts, schools, colleges, and residents all coming together for the common good of wanting to see our city thrive,” said Jay Williams, executive director of OC United, the local nonprofit that organizes Love Fullerton. “The goal of Love Fullerton is to meet needs, spread kindness, and impact lives and we have been doing this for nine years now. The beautiful thing about Love Fullerton is that it’s not just about a day, it’s about making a difference all year long.”
Volunteer kids paint the exterior of the Gilbert Neighborhood Center. Photo courtesy of Love Fullerton Community.
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Wonderful. Now, if we could just get the same group to do a “Let’s Construct Some Affordable Housing for Low Income Seniors Looking at Homelessness Week”, it would be even better!
Prefab, low cost materials; I’ve seen one of these put up in two days, no jive.
Kudos to all who participated, but Fullerton needs decent housing, at decent rates, in decent neighborhoods more than it does anything.
But again, a candle in the darkness…
Thanks to everyone who participated-how cool is that!