National Day of Service in Sept. was remembered locally by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with events benefiting three local charities, including BloodWorks Northwest, Northshore Senior Center and Ronald McDonald House. Reaching out to generous grocery shoppers, strangers and neighbors they collected 450 cubic feet of food and $700 in cash which was delivered to the cupboards of Seattle’s Ronald McDonald House in support of the many families that stay there while their child receives treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Hopelink of Bothell received 800 pounds of food as well.
Meanwhile, down the street from the volunteers sorting and boxing up food donations, others were on their knees pulling weeds, pressure washing, clipping and cleaning up the grounds of Northshore Senior Center.
The final Day of Service project, cosponsored by Northshore Interfaith Council and BloodWorks Northwest brought in 132 blood donors to help replenish the local supply after blood was sent to Houston for Hurricane Harvey relief. Days of Service organizer, Katy Spencer of Bothell, commented, “Our community came together incredibly well to give a little of their time, money, and even their life blood to support total strangers.