Volunteers to help spruce up Sewickley center during national Join Hands Day
Volunteers will work together this weekend to make a difference in the community.
The volunteer effort on Saturday at the Sewickley Community Center is part of Join Hands Day, a national campaign that unites youths and adults through service to their communities.
“It's designed to bring adults and children together on projects that connect them — not only to the project, but relationally, as well,” said Michael Bozic, project coordinator for the local initiative, sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of America— a fraternal society founded in 1883 that offers financial products and fraternal member benefits.
Through Join Hands Day, Bozic said, generations work side by side and learn more about each other through fellowship, which helps to spark a new level of understanding and respect.
Jim Jackson, board president of the community center, said Bozic decided to partner with the center several years ago because he wanted to see what he could do to help out.
“Obviously, the center operates off of volunteers and donations,” Jackson said.
Bozic said he has coordinated volunteers, and the Modern Woodsmen are donating funds to buy supplies for a cleanup and small repairs at the center
Jackson said volunteers will do general cleanup around the building and grounds, such as raking leaves, mulching, weeding, window washing and painting. Volunteers will spruce up old furniture and set up the area around the swimming pool, which opens June 14.
“We really rely on the volunteers,” Jackson said. “We really are grateful when anybody asks, ‘anything I can do to help you?' We're eager to give them an opportunity.”
Several high school students who need community service hours will pitch in, along with a team of volunteers from Northway Christian Church in Sewickley. Jackson said three weekends have been set up to continue the work.
Larissa Dudkiewicz is a freelance writer for The Sewickley Herald.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- ‘Angel’ supplies Ambridge students with basic needs
- Sewickley Valley YMCA programs to help those suffering from chronic conditions
- Sewickley Council nixes resident’s budget-panel proposal
- Parking concerns grow in Sewickley
- Sewickley’s St. James students see a few changes as they return
- Sweetwater works with The Caring Place to display special exhibit