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Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:50 AM

Helping Hands work on rodeo grounds

Wearing the familiar "Helping Hands" vests, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, met May 17 at Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds for a fun volunteer day.

With their paint brushes and wire brushes in hand as well as shovels and rakes, three local congregations of the Latter-Day Saints from Bear Valley, Golden Hills and Tehachapi Wards combined efforts in the service project. The efforts were coordinated by local church leaders Richard Swanson, Gary Eisenzimmer and Robert Munson.

Volunteers were divided into groups and started by scrapping years of paint away before giving the railings a fresh coat of white paint, as well as cleaning up the area. Workers ranging from two years of age to 70 continued the tradition of teaching by example the importance of community service to the younger generations.

Church members believe that service to others is an important characteristic of the followers of Jesus Christ. Mormon Helping Hands provides organized opportunities for Church members to give their time and talents to bless those in need. It also gives members the opportunity to beautify our town.

To learn more about the church or its efforts, go to lds.org/topics/humanitarian-service/helping-hands.

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