Warren County Serves event seeks volunteers

Times Observer photo by Lorri Drumm Crescent Park in Warren will be the site of several beautification projects during the first Warren County Serves event being held on May 17, 18 and 19. The event is intended to connect volunteers with beautification and restoration projects that will enhance communities throughout the county.

A local group is looking for anyone who can spare a little bit of time and elbow grease to spruce up areas in the county in need of some attention.

The first annual “Warren County Serves” event is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17, 18 and 19. The event is intended to connect volunteers with beautification and restoration projects that will enhance communities throughout the county. The multi-day event can accommodate people with varying schedules, allowing them to contribute as much time as they want.

“We’re creating a volunteer hub and a project hub,” said WCS member Adam McNeill. “Kane has been doing this for 8 years.” The event in Kane has grown to approximately 40 projects and 400 volunteers, according to McNeill.

The event and projects are being promoted through social media (#WarrenCountyServes) and other outlets. Volunteers can take part in a project registered through WCS or do projects on their own and share their progress on social media by including the hashtag, according to WCS class member Brian Jurkowski.

Warren County Serves was founded in 2018 by class members of Leadership Warren County. Members of WCS have been reaching out to area businesses to encourage groups of employees to take part. They have also contacted nonprofit organizations, municipalities, townships, schools and churches to compile a list of projects that volunteers can tackle.

In the hope that many hands will make light work, WCS members are encouraging any groups or individuals who would like to volunteer or contribute to the event to get in touch.

Questions can be directed by email to WarrenCountyServes@gmail.com or by leaving a message at 814-313-4480.

Volunteers can register using the word document attached or follow this link to the electronic form:

Warren County Serves (WCS) “We strive to improve Warren County through community and volunteer involvement!”

The Facebook hyperlink -can be reached at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/553668591784879/?active–tab=discussion

Donations in the form of a check can be sent to WCDA, Warren County Development Association, 308 Market St., Warren, PA 16365. Checks should be made payable to WCDA with Warren County Serves in the memo line.

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