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Mormon volunteers stepping up to help serve Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop communities Saturday

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POSTED April 26, 2012 11:57 p.m.

Over 60,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will participate this Saturday in a day of service designed to help communities throughout California.

Partnering with interfaith service groups and community groups, “Mormon Helping Hands-Serving Our Communities” has worked with city, county and state officials to plan projects across the State. This day of service will benefit hundreds of state and local parks, schools and municipalities.

Various service projects will take place locally in the South County area. Members of the Manteca Stake will be working on several projects: Union Ward and Lathrop Ward members will be helping with cleanup, painting and landscape maintenance at the pioneer East Union Cemetery on the corner of Union Road and Louise Ave. The Northland Ward members will be helping with the HOPE Ministries Shelter, and the Single Adult Ward members will be cleaning the Manteca Historical Museum.

Some members of the Lathrop Ward and Tracy Wards will be assisting in the cleanup of their hometown community parks. Ripon Ward members will be sprucing up the Ripon bike trail by laying new bark.

These service projects are a way for the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to give back to the community and to show love for their neighbors. Members of the local communities are invited to participate from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 28.

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