Dozens of people dispersed across Jersey City this past Saturday with yard tools, paintbrushes and the goal of making a difference in a day.
The 65 volunteers at Go! Jersey City, took on projects big and small all around the community. They weeded parks, painted schools and cared for a cemetery that dates back centuries.
“It was great to see how dedicated and excited this year’s volunteers were,” said Wayne Burton, pastor of Downtown Community Church, which organized the event.
The volunteers reached nearly every corner of the city, serving Hamilton Park, New City Kids, St. Anthony’s High School, the Liberty Humane Society, Van Vorst Park, Harsimus Cemetery and Liberty State Park. With trash hauled away, pathways cleared and walls freshly painted, each site was left improved.
It’s amazing how a few hours can impact countless people!