SOUTHERN, AZ–About two to three thousand members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across Tucson and Southern Arizona will, once more put on their work gloves, pull out their weedeaters and paint brushes as they take to more than a dozen parks, schools, homes of the elderly in need of repair, and numerous other projects, all in the name of being of service to their neighbors.
This is in response to the Arizona Centennial Celebration’s “Clean UP AZ” service day. These projects will take place on National Make A Difference Day along with hundreds like them around Arizona and the country.
“Mormon Helping Hands” is part of the Church’s humanitarian aid program which has provided millions of hours of volunteer service by its members worldwide. One of the key tenets of The Church of Jesus Christ is found in the Book of Mormon, ‘When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.’ (Mosiah 2:17) The belief that mankind is one large family encourages our members to show their faith in action to be of service to the community and those in need.
Mormons are joining with other churches and community organizations in this statewide service day. Projects include dozens to hundreds of people working at each site, including, . The Fry Township of Sierra Vista; Tanque Verde Schools, Marana Parks, Udahl and Lakeside Parks, and many other locations, including the homes of a number of elderly people unable to care for their property.
Photo and video opportunities are available for most projects from 7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. Locations and times are available from the contacts listed above. See the attached service project summary of the Tucson area Stakes (similar to a small Catholic Diocese).