|Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation
Organizes Volu nteer Day to Assist Hurricane Katrina Evacuees, Community
Needs on September 24
The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation
for Grand Prairie is spearheading its first Volunteer Day on Saturday,
September 24 so Grand Prairie and area residents can devote their time
to assist Hurricane Katrina evacuees move into new residences as well
as other important projects in the community.
"Volunteerism in Grand Prairie has long been one of the chief objectives
for the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation," said Lone Star Park
President Corey Johnsen. "We already have numerous Lone Star Park
employees signed up to participate and we encourage all civic-minded citizens
to take part."
Projects to be tackled on Volunteer Day include moving furniture to the
new residences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees that had been staying in
Grand Prairie shelters and hotels, as well as helping facilitate their
everyday needs; clean-up work at the Grand Prairie YMCA such as installing
new benches and painting; and planting new trees in the community to develop
a tree farm near Dalworth Park.
"Our steadfast goal is to improve the quality of live for others
in our community," Johnsen said. "This is truly a labor of love
and we look forward to devoting our time."
To join the volunteer effort, contact Sharon McClung at (972) 237-1188
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its foundation in June 2001, the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation
for Grand Prairie - a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization - has raised
and awarded more than $220,000 to local non-profit organizations.