Helping Hands Day of Service Planned April 26

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Last year, High Desert volunteers did more than $100,000 in labor and services during the local Helping Hands Day of Service. This year, organizers are hoping to extend last year’s success with more volunteers.

“This is a wonderful, community-wide project,” said 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood. “The work projects last only about a half a day, so it can be a great day of service for the entire family.”

This important initiative brings together volunteers from community and faith groups to provide significant community service. Volunteers partner with state and local governments to support and improve the communities where they live.

Projects are planned at Apple Valley Unified School District, Silverwood Lake State Park, Hesperia Park District, Hesperia Unified School District, Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville, Wrightwood Meadow and Ranger Station and New Hope Village in Barstow. Projects last from 8 am to 12:30 p.m.

Project sponsors include The Home Depot, First United Methodist Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Desert Manna and Mojave Narrows Regional Park.

For those unable to volunteer, donations of drinking water, trash bags, or truck use are welcome. To participate, contact Beth Simpson at VictorvilleDPA@live.com. For more information, click on www.DayOfCommunityService.org.

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