Sequim Gazette staff
Locals got their thumbs green and hands dirty for a good cause Saturday.
Organizers with the National Day of Service estimate 60 people helped with projects for the City of Sequim and about 200 came together countywide with the United Way on Sept. 14.
The two entities partnered again on bringing community members together to honor those who lost their lives and worked to save lives on and after 9/11.
Jody Moss, executive director of United Way of Clallam County, said volunteers cleaned, painted and worked at 12 different building projects mostly in Port Angeles.
In Sequim, volunteers cleaned the Boys & Girls Clubs’ attic and yard space, worked on various projects at the city’s new Gerhardt Park and painted fire hydrants and obstacles at the dog agility park in Carrie Blake Park.
“Gerhardt Park was truly amazing in how much they got done there,” Moss said.
A large portion of the volunteer groups came from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Boy Scout Troop 90 and Wells Fargo Bank, city officials said.
The event also started the United Way’s 2013-2014 annual fund drive from September-December with a goal of $1 million. Last year it raised $900,960 for local nonprofits.
For more information on the fund drive, call the United Way at 457-3011. For more on the Day of Service, call the city at 683-4139.