demonstrating kindness || meeting needs || impacting lives with the love of Jesus
Love Modesto began in 2009 with two questions – Why is our city on some of the “worst cities in America” lists? If Big Valley Grace were to suddenly disappear from the Modesto area, would anyone notice or care? We did not have good answers, but we knew we needed to initiate a volunteer day for our church. The response was overwhelming and has since grown to include thousands of people volunteering in Modesto and thousands more volunteering in cities and towns throughout California.
At our first Love Modesto in March, 2009, more than 1,200 people volunteered to love our city in practical ways. We've done this 12 times since then and have added more than 50 cities. More than 56,500 people have been involved. More than 200,000 volunteer hours have been donated. At minimum wage, this is $1.8 million dollars in service that we've given our communities! At these community-wide volunteer days, people engage in a variety of projects, including offering food to the hungry, visiting convalescent homes, donating blood, building a house with Habitat for Humanity, and working in city parks and schools.
For more information about how you can volunteer, click here.