Sisters of St. Joseph plan Volunteer Day for April 7

March 27, 2018 by

UPDATE: APRIL 6, 2018

The 2nd annual Sisters of St. Joseph Volunteer Clean-Up Day set for Saturday, April 7, has been cancelled due to the forecast for frigid temperatures.

Volunteer Clean-Up Day coordinator Laura Hansen said she will be working individually with volunteers to still try to help people who requested assistance on more temperate days in the near future.

If you have questions, you can call or e-mail Hansen at lhansen@csjkansas.org, 785-243-2113 ext. 1221

 

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia are organizing another volunteer day on Saturday, April 7, to help people in Concordia that need assistance with light yard work and setting discarded items at the curb for Concordia’s 2018 city-wide clean up, “Refresh Concordia.”

Individuals, groups or organizations interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Laura Hansen, Volunteer Program coordinator with the Sisters of St. Joseph, at (785) 243-2113 ext. 1221 or volunteer@csjkansas.org

“The Sisters of St. Joseph-sponsored Volunteer Clean-up Day was a huge success last year and much of that success was due to our very ambitious, outgoing and hard-working group of volunteers. In just a matter of hours we were able to complete yardwork and clean-up tasks at nine local residences, plus Manna House of Prayer, North Mound, and the Community Garden,” Hansen said. “We had student volunteers from the Concordia High School, their club sponsors, Concordia community members and parents, along with some personal friends I was able to snag, and together we had a wonderful morning.”

Volunteers will meet to register and receive their assignments from 7:45 to 8 a.m. April 7 in the east parking lot at the Nazareth Motherhouse, 1300 Washington. Clean-up supplies will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, sunscreen and to wear work clothes, a ball cap and closed-toed shoes. Lunch will be provided after the event in the east parking lot.

“Last year we were fortunate to have nice weather, support from the city and local businesses, and just the right balance of applicants and volunteers. Our applicants were very appreciative and gracious and so much was accomplished at each location. Everything just went so smoothly and I can’t brag on the volunteer groups enough.” Hansen said. “The Sisters’ Volunteer Committee had a great idea to plan this community event last year and we hope that this year it will go just as splendidly. We invite anyone who is free on the morning of April 7 to join us.”

The event is a great opportunity for students to get in community hours, Hansen noted.

The volunteer clean-up day will precede the City of Concordia’s planned “Refresh Concordia” day for residential areas during the week of April 9-13.

Those needing assistance should fill out an application form at the Concordia Senior Citizens Center by March 29 or contact Hansen at 243-2113 ext. 1221 or email volunteer@csjkansas.org. Priority will be given to those with physical limitations, including the elderly and people with disabilities. Please note that filling out an application doesn’t guarantee that you will receive assistance. You must be able to have someone present while the volunteers are helping at your residence. You will be contacted for more information.

Check out a slide show of volunteers working at last years event.

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