This year’s annual Mormon Helping Hands Day of Service encompasses at least five projects in East County:
• West Antioch residents can contribute to landscaping, platform assembly, public bench repairs and painting from 9 a.m. to noon at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. For more information, call Linda Thayne at 925-586-1344, Brian Smith at 925-754-5899 or Carlos Saro at 925-261-9479.
• Discovery Bay, Byron and Brentwood residents will be scraping and painting railings, repairing planters, weeding and cleaning up trash from 9 a.m. to noon at the east end of Valley Green Road in Brentwood. For more information, call Roy Manning at 925-858-5145 or Paul Krey at 925-634-3276.
• Oakley, Knightsen, Bethel Island and north Brentwood residents can join forces with Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed to clean the creek bed, banks and trails along Marsh Creek from 9 a.m. to noon. The group meets at the parking lot on East Cypress Road and Main Street in Oakley. For more information, call Phil Somerhalder at 925-625-0509, Jeff Peterson at 925–516-8348 or Bill Taylor at 925-625-5167.
Simply put on some old work clothes, bring your enthusiasm and come out to one of the sites, where equipment will be provided. To find a project in a specific town other than the those listed above, visit www.mhhcalifornia.org, click on the golden California icon and then click a blue balloon to locate a project near you.
To learn more about worldwide
Mormon Helping Hands humanitarian service projects, visit www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/helping-hands.