The following Story of Service has been written by Sierra Service Project, a local organization that exists to build faith and strengthen communities through service to others.
Over Valentine’s Day Weekend, 38 volunteers joined forces in Sacramento to serve their community during a Weekend of Service organized by local nonprofit, Sierra Service Project (SSP). The volunteers were mostly middle and high school youth and came from six different church congregations in the Sacramento/Bay area, and parts of the Central Valley.
The group split into multiple work teams to complete seven different service projects including preparing community gardens, serving meals at Loaves & Fishes, and painting the homes of residents in Rancho Cordova. Volunteers also gleaned fruit from community-members’ yards with Harvest Sacramento, and completed a lot of maintenance work at Camp Pollock which is owned by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy.
For more information about Sierra Service Project, please visit www.sierraserviceproject.org.