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Apr 04

Join us for 'Day of Service'

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 4:17 PM by Bobby Cuomo

   A lot of us say we would like to do something to give back to our communities, but with the demands of job, kids, family, it is hard to do so.  Do you think, however, you might find just a few hours to do something to help on the Monday after next?  That is the national "Day of Service" and people in communities across the country are asked to pitch in to help make their neighborhoods look better.  Lisa Dugger, Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Pueblo, is concentrating on City Park for this year's event, on January 21.  Volunteers will be asked to meet at 9 a.m. and put in a couple of hours.  Dugger says raking and trash pick up are on the top of the clean up agenda.  Since many leaves from trees have long been swept away, volunteers will be asked to rake up pine needles.  Dugger says that that's an important task because the pine needles can be rough on the grass they fall upon, making it difficult for spring spruce ups.  Unfortunately, City Park also falls victim at times to trash and litter, especially around the duck pond,  and volunteers will be asked to help with that, too.  You can volunteer by going to www.pueblovolunteercenter.org for an application.  Once you are approved, you will be notified.  Volunteers will be provided materials for the Day of Service and lunch will be provided.  For more information, you can contact Dugger at 719-553-3458.  Lisa points out that Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is;'What are you doing for others?'  By participating in the 'Day of Service', you'll have at least one answer.