LDS Youth Group Donates 460 Hours and 150 Mowed Lawns

§ July 25th, 2012 § Filed under Donors, Volunteers § No Comments

In late June, a group of about 100 youth volunteers and 12 adult volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints donated about 460 hours worth of time and made a big difference in two two of the Second Step houses as well as in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The group pressure washed, scraped, primed and painted one entire home on St. James and since they had more volunteers on hand than work, they moved to an adjacent home and did weeding, pruning and blackberry removal.

At a Second Step duplex on Olive Street, they washed the siding of the homes and then washed, primed, painted and re-roofed a children’s play house in the back.

“Our residents were super happy with the remodel of the kids play house in the back yard,” said Second Step Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Robbins.  ”They were happy with it all, but some of the kids were saying they could ‘live’ in the playhouse now that it looked brand new. It was very cute.”

Because the youth group had so many volunteers, they ended up dividing into four groups and mowing 150 from lawns and cleared blackberries throughout the neighborhood.

“There were many smiles on the kids faces as they worked hard and then saw and took pride in the work they did,” said Dave Dance, who is one of the group’s organizers. He said their group of 100 was among 1,400 LDS volunteers who worked throughout Clark County that day.

Second Step appreciates the contribution of this volunteer group.

“It was important to us as an agency to have our homes looking nice and it was important for our clients to have their homes looking nice,” Robbins said. “They made a HUGE difference in our neighborhoods on this day!!”

Here are more photos from their efforts:

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