Contact: Holland Davis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cell: (949) 533-4656 June 16, 2015, 9:45 AM
LOVE SAN CLEMENTE SET TO LOVE BOMB THE CITY JULY 8 – 11
LOVE SAN CLEMENTE enters into it’s fourth year with it’s unique approach of showing God’s love to the City of San Clemente in practical ways. Event founder Holland Davis, Pastor of Calvary Chapel San Clemente states, “We look for ways to partner with the City of San Clemente and service organizations like Family Assistance Ministries, San Clemente Community Development Department, Victory House, Gilchrest House, Pregnancy Resource Center and California Parks and Recreation. Our goal is to “LOVE BOMB” the City of San Clemente with God’s love in practical ways.”
In 2014, Love San Clemente completed beautification projects in the Del Commercio District of San Clemente, Los Lobos Elementary School and repair work at Vista Del Mar School. Other projects included beach clean ups, home repairs for a local World War 2 veteran and donating backpacks with school supplies for families in need. One of the highlights was a community outreach on Camp Pendleton for military families.
Dates for Love San Clemente are July 8 – 11. Love San Clemente will begin with a kick off BBQ at 6:00 pm, June 8, 2015 at Vista Hermosa Sports Park. This city sponsored event will introduce this year’s project leaders and provide a time for registered participants to receive a FREE t-shirt courtesy of The Kiwanis of San Clemente.
Now in it’s third year, Love San Clemente gathers around 200 volunteers from a number of local churches and concerned citizen groups. This year’s projects include working with the Pregnancy Resource Center, Victory House, Family Assistance Ministries, San Clemente Parks and Recreation, Shorecliff’s Middle School, San Clemente Community Development Department, Gilchrist House, Mendocino Apartments and The Presidio Senior Apartments. Also this year, Salon Bleu and Salon Zinnia donated gift certificates for women in transition at Gilchrest House.
The San Clemente churches with participating volunteers include Cornerstone Community Church, San Clemente Presbyterian, Southcoast Church International, The Shoreline Church and Calvary Chapel San Clemente. Participants will be wearing a Love San Clemente t-shirt with a logo designed by Madison Davis, a women’s fashion designer who works with Stance and has had designs featured in the Sports Illustrated, Free People and Novella Royalle. To register for a project visit lovesanclemente.com
“We began with a simple dream to do something that would impact our city as Christians unified by Jesus Christ. A lot of churches do things, but no one ever hears about it. We wanted to show God’s love in practical ways. That’s how Love San Clemente was born.”
Pastor Holland Davis, Calvary Chapel San Clemente
“One of the great privileges of the Church is to care for it’s community and not just it’s own people. We want this community to know that we love our city and the Church is bigger than our four walls.”
Chris Smith, Southcoast Church International
It is easy in this busy life to feel disconnected from the community. We want to be a part of doing good things for others but there is just not enough time to get involved in long term projects. Love San Clemente is the opportunity to be a part of something worthwhile without a long term commitment. You can choose a one day project of substance that really makes a difference in the life of our this city we love.
Dr. Patricia Drown, Team Leader, San Clemente Presbyterian Church
“Love San Clemente” is one of our church’s favorite times of the year. We love this city, we are for this city, and we consider living here as one of God’s greatest gifts. We truly love San Clemente and consider it a privilege to be able to serve God by serving the people of this wonderful place.
George Hulse, The Shoreline Church
Jesus said that all of God’s Commandments could be summed up in two, “Love God” and “Be A Good Neighbor”. Love San Clemente is one practical way we can all Love God by Being a Good Neighbor.
Ron Sukut, Cornerstone Community Church
A church member, who served last year said, “Our small group volunteered to help put on a Vacation Bible School for the children of Marines at Camp Pendleton. It was so much fun to serve as a family and to join with other churches. We can’t wait for next year!”
Sheryl France-Moran, San Clemente Presbyterian
“The del comercio residents are very much looking forward to the return of the LSC project! It’s a big deal to us, a meaningful experience to have the LSC team in our yards, our homes, our neighborhood helping us beautify our neighborhood. It makes us feel like San Clemente cares about our neighborhood.”
Cory Scurlock, Trestles Community Outreach & Del Commercio Resident
“It was so nice to see Love San Clemente with several churches come together and work for the community good. Las Palmas Elementary School is near and dear to so many people in this town and is a highly used site for the community. It is truly a community gathering spot. So to see the community come together to help clean, build, garden and prepare the school for the fall… it was a beautiful sight to see!”
Kristen Nelson, Principal, Las Palmas Elementary School
Love San Clemente is an opportunity for the church to be the church…offering gifts of kindness with no strings attached and no agenda other than making God’s name famous here in our great town.
Stacy Tertany, Missions Director, The Shoreline Church
Love San Clemente has given of their time and efforts to refurbish our backpack racks and serve lunch to our staff. We appreciate how our community collaborates to support the students we serve. Thank you.
Troy Hunt, Ed.D., Principal, Vista del Mar Elementary School