LoveSCV held its first “serve day,” bringing together several local volunteers for a landscaping project at Golden Valley High School on Saturday.
The new nonprofit, which began last July and officially launched in September, worked on the project with volunteers from six local churches for about two hours. Their aim is to connect active volunteers and those looking for volunteering opportunities to upcoming projects held by other nonprofits throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. This also includes reaching out to faith groups, according to Susan Christopher, executive director of LoveSCV.
“We’ve been working with several different churches already, building relationships as well as trust in the community,” she said. “(People) appear and can provide their own volunteer time, donations and being able to create relationships to come across the needs of other organizations and build on those relationships.”
Following a brief rally and orientation session, Saturday’s beautification project also brought together members of Project SCV, an outreach group from The Sanctuary Church, to plant bushes and shrubs beside the school’s parking lot.
“Whenever there’s a gap, we want to be a bridge,” Christopher said.
To find out more about LoveSCV and upcoming service projects, go to lovescv.org.