Service projects at CIC by Latter-day Saints

Special to The Log
Members of the Davis family, baby Andrew, mother Ashley and Clark in the background, worked with Gabriela and Natalie De Freitas bagging leaves.

Dozens of families from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints descended upon the facilities of Children In Crisis armed with garden tools and bundles of energy.

Starting at 8 a.m. April 30, the men wielded chain saws and pressure washers while women and children wrestled with weed eaters and low tech tools, which ran on elbow grease alone. Even 2-year-old Peter Davis won the battle with the rake and had a respectable pile of debris to show for it.

Like many churches, families in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encouraged to serve others. Just recently a website called was organized to facilitate service opportunities. Anyone in the community with a service project can list it along with a description of the event, the date and time and the supplies or tools needed for participation. Hopefully this website can make serving our community a lot more efficient.

Heartfelt thanks were not only given to the workers by CIC, a lovely thank you note was mailed to each family expressing their sincere gratitude.