By Shelley Pauls
When 200 volunteers from We Love Our City (8 local churches, friends, and family) & Stand Up FW show up for the 6th annual Serve Day, great things happen.
Teams met bright and early at the Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way on Saturday, July 9. The event began with a prayer for our city and then teams divided up to help at two Fusion homes, Sacajawea Park, Hylebos Blueberry Farm, Light of Christ Community Garden, Federal Way Senior Center (FWSC) Community Garden, litter pick up, and yard work at a senior citizen’s home. Festive treats bags were delivered to the police, fire departments and our health care workers at St. Francis Hospital.
In total, 161 pounds of food was donated for the FWSC Food Bank; 102 pairs of socks were donated for the Federal Way Day Center; and $100 of gift cards were purchased for World Relief.
Teams worked hard until noon and then came to the Federal Way Farmers Market for lunch and shopping, while the kids enjoyed fun activities provided by the Family Life Community Church team.
Huge amounts of work were accomplished. There were a few sore muscles but the joy of helping others made it all worth it! This team truly put love into action!
Thank you Brooklake, Christ’s Church, Legacy, Family Life, The Table, Journey, Steel Lake Presbyterian Church and Ministry of Reconciliation Church, and SUFW!