Visual and Personal Transformation as Volunteers Make a Difference

Saturday,  April 21, 2012, Shoulder to Shoulder (STS) partnered with the Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD), local businesses, churches and colleges from throughout California for the 5th Annual Because We Care (BWC)school beautification project on five campuses: Rio Linda High, Grant High, North Highland High, Foothill High and Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy.

Volunteers were able to complete many detailed projects established by TRUSD, including planting trees, laying sod, laying bark, and extensive weeding, trimming and site clean-up.

While the visual transformation to the campuses is impressive, the personal transformation of the volunteers and transformation to the community is just as impacting.

I like being here, because God seems to use it to bless both the students, as well as those who serve.

– Dave  UC Irvine

Manual labor and physically serving people is a very humbling experience, and it was great to see the difference everyone can make together.

– Kyle, CSU Long Beach


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