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Community, faith-based organizations, and area non-profits team up for a better Los Alamitos.

In partnership with area non-profits, the City of Los Alamitos is putting out the call for volunteers to participate in its upcoming “Serve Los Al” event. Scheduled for September 10th and 11th, “Serve Los Al” is a City-wide program aimed at promoting community unity through service to others. For two days, Los Alamitos residents, area businesses, and faith-based organizations will undertake a series of service projects spearheaded by the City’s non-profit groups.

“The simple act of volunteering and providing a helping hand to those in need has always been a cornerstone of this community, commented Los Alamitos City Manager Chet Simmons. “The greatest aspect of this program is the way that all of these different groups and individuals come together in service to others. It is truly special.”

One such group is the Community Congregational United Church of Christ (CCUCC) that will be joining “Serve Los Al” this year in partnership with a local non-profit, “Transitions in Motherhood.” According to Rev. Samuel Pullen, “bringing people together from diverse backgrounds to serve those most in need is a form of true patriotism in the midst of challenging times.” Volunteers who sign up for the “Transitions in Motherhood and CCUCC” encouragement project will help organize and distribute non-perishable food, clothing, diapers, and toys to families in need.

Volunteers and the community are invited to the Serve Los Al Assembly on Saturday, September 11 at 8:15 a.m. at Little Cottonwood Park. At the assembly, a special 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks that took place 20 years ago. After the ceremony, volunteers will disperse to their volunteer sites throughout the City in order to take part in their assigned community projects.

Volunteers are requested to pre-register at www.servelosal.org and sign up for specific projects. For additional information, please contact the Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 430-1073 or visit us online at www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation.

This article was released by the City of Los Alamitos.