Love Oakdale is fast approaching and this year is part of a volunteer movement initiated in the Central Valley known as Love Our Cities. The event has been effective in bringing together the resources of people, non-profit and civic organizations, private businesses and city based-leadership and services to accomplish great things in and for the community.
Locally, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI) is this year’s sponsor and PRMI Branch Manager Gina McCarty is leading this year’s event in Oakdale. She said they are still looking for volunteers to fill a number of slots.
“It has been a labor of love as it takes a lot of time to organize this one-day event,” McCarty noted. “I’m so happy to be a part of it.”
This year’s Love Oakdale is scheduled for Saturday, April 21. Volunteers will gather for a kickoff rally at the Oakdale Community Park on South Yosemite Avenue. Participants will meet with their project leaders at 8 a.m. and enjoy breakfast and coffee at the community park before the 9 a.m. rally and fanning out to the work locations.
A large group of volunteers will be participating in dozens of projects throughout the city. Some of the projects include providing materials and building planter boxes at convalescent homes, as well as painting, cleanup and minor maintenance at schools. The Love Oakdale effort will also include yard cleanup for an elderly widow and an alley clean-up in coordination with the city. Also, maintenance and clean-up work is scheduled at both Oakdale Citizens Cemetery and Oaklawn Memorial Park, Oakdale Museum, clean up at Brennan Park and putting down playground bark at Gilbert Park. These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities – there are more than two dozen project areas available and all ages are needed. The workday wraps up by noon.
People who are interested in volunteering can sign up at the loveoakdale.com website.
For more information, contact McCarty at (209) 480-3303, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.loveourcities.org, or the Love Oakdale Facebook page.