Jean Farmer, director of Spokane’s Northeast Community Center, expected around 50 volunteers to show up on Sept. 13 to help clean and add a new fence. Instead, 400 enthusiastic volunteers from the North Spokane LDS Stake arrived, ready to participate in the annual Day of Service with smiles and hard work.
“It was a great level of involvement and advanced thinking from the volunteers,” said Farmer. “It was a beneficial day for both the community center and the volunteers. Equally important to the physical work is the support we feel from the community that tells us the work we do here is appreciated.”
The North Stake project was one of many provided by LDS volunteers throughout the Spokane Temple District last month as part of the National Day of Service. The program was initiated in 2009 as a way to honor victims, survivors and responders involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The Northeast Community Center provides support and assistance to all ages and works with programs such as Daybreak Youth Services, Head Start, Hillyard Senior Center, Nurture Northeast Child Development Center, Riverstone... Read Full Story →