Hundreds of individuals in our community will join thousands of other excited volunteers throughout the state participating in an annual day of service. This gathering of families and organizations, named Temecula Valley Helping Hands (TVHH), will gather to improve a variety of venues throughout the community.
“We’ve been able to get to this day, six and a half years [after the passing of our son], because of the support we have had from our family, our faith, and of course, an amazing community and all of you,” said Shawn Nelson, former city manager, of the 155 Temecula Valley Helping Hands volunteers who served him and his family at Jacob’s House during last year’s event.
Jacob’s House is a Ronald McDonald-type house serving families in crisis and was established in dedication to Nelson’s son, Jacob Andrew Nelson, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2006.
TVHH volunteers not only painted, weeded, pruned, cleaned and organized Jacob’s House last year, but they also worked to refresh the City of Temecula -- Old Traditions monument/sign, iconically viewed from the 15 freeway, and helped to clean and paint the Chaparral High School campus.
This year four additional community-wide projects are planned for the annual Temecula Valley Helping Hands day of service taking place on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 8am-noon. Participants at all four of the locations are strongly encouraged to bring a bag of nonperishable food items which will be donated to a couple local food pantries.
This year’s four service projects include painting and cleaning the Community Recreation Center located at 30875 Rancho Vista Road, gardening and car washing for residents at the Mary Phillips Senior Center located at 41845 Sixth Street, beautification of the campus at Temecula Valley High School located at 31555 Rancho Vista Road, and gardening and landscaping for the Temecula Valley Rose Society located at 30592 Jedediah Smith Road.
From painting to cleaning to gardening and landscaping there is something for anyone with a willing heart and helping hands!
To have your hands become part of Temecula Valley Helping Hands, simply show up at either of the four locations listed above! You may also contact Temecula Valley Helping Hands at email@example.com or visit TVHH on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Temecula-Valley-Helping-Hands.