2015-04-23 / Community

LDS Helping Hands out in force this weekend

The annual Helping Hands, a community-based volunteer day sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and JustServe.org, will host hundreds of volunteers to help their communities Sat., April 25, with projects all day throughout Ventura County and statewide.

Opportunities like gathering food for the needy, painting, working on schools, helping with beautifying the communities with clean ups, planting trees, cleaning beaches and mountain trails, arroyos and parks, are all being organized through www.JustServe.org.

JustServe.org links to service opportunities in various communities so one can make a difference wherever they are.

In Newbury Park, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with members of other faiths including St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church and the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley, will plant trees on Kimber Drive.

In Westlake Village, volunteers will paint fences along Potrero Road.

Both Westlake and Newbury Park projects are sponsored by the City of Thousand Oaks as part of an ongoing beautification effort.

Agoura and Oak Park volunteers are needed May 29 and 30 to support the Agoura Relay For Life on the campus of Willow Elementary School. LDS members, along with volunteers from other faiths and residents, will set up the physical infrastructure for the event and give hands-on help for other event logistics.

To become involved with a project, go to www.JustServe.org.

For more information on projects, call Cherie Whitaker at (805) 813-1500.

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