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Day of Service a success again in Davis County

Sep 15, 2022 02:06PM ● By Tom Haraldsen

Steve Thurber from West Farmington cleared brush and weeds in a pathway at Woodland Park in Farmington during the National Day of Service Sept. 10.

It has become an annual event, and rightfully so. The National Day of Service conducted around the country in memory of 9/11 was held in Davis County last Saturday.  From volunteers clearing brush and weeds in a pathway at Woodland Park in Farmington, working on a fire mitigation project in North Canyon Park in Bountiful, and cleaning up trails in West Bountiful and the underpass on Pages Lane in Centerville, to dozens of volunteers donating and collecting food from a drive organized by local churches for the Bountiful Community Food Pantry, the efforts of the community on this special day benefitted all of our communities.

The food drive for the Pantry was particularly impressive. Executive Director Rebekah Anderson reported that 58,484 pounds of food were collected and brought to the pantry, along with $3,906 in cash donations. 

“The food we collected is desperately needed in our community,” she said.“The day was an absolute success! We had amazing volunteers onsite that helped unload food and control traffic.  We had hundreds of vehicles drop off food that they collected from their neighbors. And throughout the day financial donations were pouring in. This is a great win for our community, and we are so grateful for your help.  We could not feed hungry families without the support of people like you.”

Here’s a look at some of the projects from the Day of Service. λ