Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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September 10, 2013
POLK COUNTY -- Five local churches and Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties are looking for volunteers to lend a hand Saturday during the annual countywide Day of Service projects.
In the Monmouth-Independence area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host three events beginning at 8:30 a.m. The first is a cleanup of Mountain Fir Park in Independence. Volunteers should meet at the park. For more information, contact Aaron Jefferies at 503-606-0765. A door-to-door food drive benefiting Ella Curran Food Bank is also planned. Volunteers should meet at the LDS Church, 783 Church St. W., in Monmouth. For more information, contact Elizabeth Ward at 503-838-1196. And a community yard cleanup for those in need is scheduled. Volunteers should meet at the LDS church. For more information, contact Aaron Shinkle at 503-507-8433.
In Dallas, Trinity Lutheran Church, Dallas Church, United Methodist Church and St. Philip Catholic Church are organizing painting and cleanup projects at five Dallas schools and Dallas City Park. Volunteers are asked to meet at Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave., at 8 a.m. and bring weeding tools, shovels, paint rollers and wheel barrows. For more information: 503-623-3273.
The Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties is organizing a painting and landscaping project at the Falls City High School football field Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m. For more information: 503-585-6688.