COLORADO SPRINGS — At the beginning of Saturday morning, more than 4,000 Colorado Springs volunteers dispersed to a wide host of service projects located all across town, donating time and effort to their community in a day of service known as CityServe Day
Organized by the non-profit COSILoveYou, the massive annual service effort is now in its sixth year and encompasses a large variety of projects.
Volunteers work to clean and revitalize parks, schools, and neighborhoods as well as provide hundreds of hours of free labor to local non-profits.
The organizing group is dedicated to bringing churches across the Springs together and partnering with the city in order to build up the community, better serve those in need and, in the case of today (and according to their website), “Beautify, rebuild, and restore special places in Colorado Springs.”
Last year, COSILoveYou organized more than 3,600 volunteers that donated an estimated 14,740 hours spread out over 98 project sites. This year the effort served more than 185 sites and reported that more than 4,100 volunteers signed up for the day of service.
According to COSILoveYou, it's not just about a one day or weekend event , but about service throughout the year.
"I really hope that pople get a sense from doing just a couple hours of volunteer activity in one day that they get an idea that there's an impact that they can make every day," stated Stu Davis, executive director for COSILoveYou, "CityServe Day is really just a jumping off point, a springboard for more activities."
The hope is that those who hear about the event or participate will feel inspired to continue to serve in their own capacity every day of the year.
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