PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale continues its “2016 Season of Service” program with a “Global Youth Service Day” cleanup this Saturday, April 16.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at McAdam Park, located at 38115 30th Street East in Palmdale.
The cleanup is being held as part of the city’s continuing participation in the “National Day of Service” in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must complete a Release of Liability (available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/engaged or at event registration).
Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, be prepared to walk over uneven terrain, and use work gloves and sun protection. Verification of service hours is available.
Partnering with Youth Service America and State Farm, local volunteers will join youth around the world in celebrating International Global Youth Service Day by giving back to their community.
Established internationally in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning.
Palmdale’s “Season of Service” is designed to offer service projects for residents to join, as well as provide information for community members to develop their own projects.
In fiscal year 2014-2015, Palmdale residents donated more than 50,000 hours of service in the various projects.
“You can make your city a better place to live with just a few hours of your time in a project such as this,” said Palmdale Community Programs Coordinator Trish Jones stated. “If this particular event doesn’t work for you, or you’re not sure what you’re interested in, give us a call at 661-267-5473 and we can help you identify your areas of interest with a potential need,” Jones added. “Or visit us online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/Engaged.”
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]