MODESTO — On April 23, members of the community will gather to complete more than 100 projects aimed at making Modesto and other valley cities a better place. It is all part of the ongoing efforts of Love Modesto, a nonprofit that was started by members of Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto in 2009.
Hailed as a one-day volunteer frenzy, community members participate by signing up online for specific projects. Those projects range from making cards for veterans to planting a community garden.
Love Your City has since spread to more than 50 other cities including Tracy, Stockton, Lodi, Merced, Manteca, Turlock, Oakdale, Riverbank, Patterson and more. Among the locations, more than 70,500 people have gotten involved.
“We were hoping for 100 people and more than 1,200 people showed up to love our city in practical ways,” Executive Director Jeff Pishney said of the first Love Modesto event... Read More