They say love blooms in the spring. Love Turlock is looking for volunteers to prove that old adage correct, and show some love for their neighbors on May 3.
Love Turlock is a one-day, volunteer based, high impact event that helps needy members of the Turlock community in meaningful and practical ways. Volunteers paint houses, pick up trash, weed, give away food and perform many other services.
The Third Annual Love Turlock is set for May 3 and volunteers are needed for dozens upon dozens of projects for those who are less fortunate in the Turlock community.
In past years between 800 and 1,000 people have volunteered. More than 20 churches and 15 community organizations have already signed on this year.
Some of the projects include senior visitations, cleaning up senior citizen communities, window and door installations, yard work, trash removal, alley clean-up, helping the elderly with household needs, painting projects, fence repair and improving facilities for youth organizations.
“We are looking for people with a servant’s hearts and our mission is to impact people and the quality of life for those who are less fortunate in our community.,” said Project Coordinator Alya Dillon.
Love Turlock was originally founded in 2008 as “Servolution” by the New Life Christian Center in Turlock, but later became Love Turlock in 2012.
While Love Turlock is only a once-a-year event, Dillon says organizers are open to more dates.
“We are so dedicated so if there is a need we are open to the idea in the future,” she said.
Love Turlock will kick off at 7:30 a.m. May 3 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Volunteers will work all morning, then return to the fairgrounds for a free barbecue and a concert.
For more information, to volunteer, or to suggest a project, visit www.loveturlock.org or call 209-417-5881.