More than 300 volunteers are set to participate in "Mormon Helping Hands," a series of international community service projects, taking place locally at Butte College's main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Mormon Helping Hands, coordinated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will result in over 100 major projects throughout California and Hawaii alone. We anticipate having over 300 members participate in this day of volunteerism at the college," said Kelly Wiltermood, event organizer for the Chico Stake (equivalent to diocese) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hundreds of local volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chico, Paradise, Willows, Hamilton City and Orland will perform work projects at the main campus.
"This in-kind donation of labor truly benefits our college and helps with those projects that we have had on our 'to do' list. We appreciate the hundreds of local volunteers who are donating their time and effort to make a difference," said Dr. Kimberly Perry, Butte College president.
The work projects include painting safety stripes, painting red curbs, parking lot striping, spreading sand on athletic fields, along with general cleaning and weeding.
"We selected Butte College this year because we really value higher education and as we know the college is facing serious fiscal constraints, so we wanted to do something to help. We are delighted to partner with the college," said Drake Brown, President of the Chico Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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9 a.m. Volunteer Welcome and Kickoff; 300 volunteers provided work assignments
Location: Front main entrance--overflow parking lot area on Butte Campus Drive
9:15-1 p.m Volunteers will be working at the main campus on a variety of work projects.
The central coordination area will be set up across from the Student and Administrative Services Building once the initial assignments are made at 9 a.m.