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LAKE CHARLES, LA—United Way of Southwest Louisiana is seeking youth volunteers ages 13-18 for its annual Summer of Service volunteer experience. In order to adhere to social distancing protocols, this year’s two projects will feature volunteers creating more beautiful outdoor areas for local children and the elderly.
Volunteers will work at Grand Cove Nursing and Rehab Center on June 17 and at The Gardens Assisted Living on June 18 to create butterfly gardens in the outdoor areas of their facilities. Youth volunteers will prep the garden area and plant compatible plants for the residents’ enjoyment under the direction of garden and landscaping experts.
Portable restroom facilities will be available on site and at no time will volunteers enter the centers.
On June 23, volunteers will build outdoor hopscotch areas at local elementary schools. Volunteers will prep the ground, paint the stones and install the courts on playgrounds.
Each project is expected to take four to six hours to complete and volunteers can sign up for any number of dates.
Denise Durel, president and CEO, said United Way volunteers across the globe leave a lasting impact and including young people in that vision ensures the legacy will continue. “By showing children they can make an impact, we create change that will resonate for generations to come.”
Volunteers will be provided a t-shirt, tools and personal protective equipment for use during the projects. To sign up visit, https://unitedwayswla.org/summer-of-service.
For more information on United Way of Southwest Louisiana, visit unitedwayswla.org or call 337.433.1088.
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