Volunteers will fan out throughout the community on Saturday, April 5 for the Love Escalon community project day.
Gathering first at Trinity Church Activity Center on California Street at 9 a.m., the volunteers will then head out on a number of efforts. The community day is one being hosted at multiple locations around the Central Valley, from Oakdale to Riverbank, Modesto, Escalon, Ceres and more.
Escalon’s community parks will get a clean-up and new sand and bark placed on the playgrounds, the local C.A.R.E. food cupboard will be cleaned. There are a number of projects planned at both Dent and Farmington elementary schools and volunteers will also be in the local neighborhoods collecting canned and boxed food items for C.A.R.E.
Groceries of Love will see food bags delivered to residents at Heritage House, while some home-bound Hospice patients and their families treated to having their lawns and gardens tended to during the day.
A Love Escalon motorcycle ride is planned and teachers are also a focus of the April 5 event, with donations of classroom supplies sought to distribute to local teachers.
Sign-ups are still being taken for a number of projects, according to Brenda Davis of Trinity Church, which helps coordinate the service day. Those looking to volunteer to help out with any of a number of projects can sign up at www.LoveEscalon.com. The website lists some volunteer opportunities and residents can indicate their area of interest.
For more information or to get involved, contact Pastor Jim Davis (573-1749), Dana Corbin (988-8759), or Brenda Davis (495-3861). Residents can also just show up on Saturday, willing to work, and organizers will find a project for you.