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Serve Santa Maria returns Saturday, continues effort to beautify community

Posted at 5:30 PM, May 01, 2019

Hundreds of people are volunteering to beautify Santa Maria on Saturday.

Serve Santa Maria brings people together from different parts of the community to work on clean-up projects in the area.

This year volunteers will fix up the landscape at Temple Beth El to spread a message of kindness in light of recent shootings at Jewish temples throughout the country.

Serve Santa Maria Coordinator Pastor Carl Nielsen talks about Serve Santa Maria beautification project.

“One park at a time, one school at a time, one house of worship at a time, and one private residence at a time,” Serve Santa Maria Coordinator Pastor Carl Nielsen said. “We are helping people who find themselves in a bind we’re helping our schools we’re helping our parks we’ve painted churches we’re helping Temple Beth El, we’re making a difference.”

The event has been going on since 2010.

Some projects throughout the year include painting churches, working on homes and planting trees in the parks.

Anyone interested in lending a hand can check in at the Abel Maldonado Community Center Saturday between 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.