Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:00am
Join Hands Day is set for Saturday, May 4. This is a nation-wide effort, with local project, supported by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, with an emphasis on doing good in the community and working together across generations.
This year, the Glencoe Rotary Club will be involved again in this joint effort, and participants will be making bags of soup.
The soup, once assembled, will be donated to the local food shelf, which is excited to receive this help, as usual. The partnership between the Glencoe Rotary and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is now into its third year, according to the Rev. James Gomez.
The first year saw new steps and small patios being built for the trailer homes on the east side of Glencoe, as safety was a big concern with some of the entrance/exit areas.
The second year (last year), Rotarians and residents of those homes worked side-by-side to build garden boxes for many of the homes.
“This year, a different need is being addressed, and we’re working indoors at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to make sure the job gets done,” Gomez said.
“We’ll begin the event at 10 a.m., with some help arriving beforehand to set up. With a target of 500 or more bags, we project a strong hour to accomplish our task, after which we will enjoy a little soup for lunch,” Gomez said. “The community (all ages) is welcome to join us,” he added.