On Saturday, April 1st 108 volunteers came out to serve the Kansas City River Market community. Volunteers planted flowers, spread mulch, and cleaned up around River Market. (We're talking 360 pansies, 43 shrubs and grasses, 25 bags of mulch, and 167 bags of trash!) In addition, a loaded handgun was found and handed over to the Kansas City Police Department. It was great to see so many people happy to serve their community by keeping it beautiful and safe. The atmosphere was not filled with a sense of obligation but instead was filled with eagerness to contribute.
Even the local businesses got involved! The following River Market businesses sponsored this day of service:
It is so exciting to imagine what the success from this first-ever Serve Day could mean for the future. Ideally, it would lead to more days of service in which more members of the community could be involved. Not only would this ensure a cleaner and safer city, it would mean a city whose residents are more in tune with each other, residents who have an effective role in their own community. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event and prayed for it!
Make sure you check out the Kansas City Star article and video!