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SAN CLEMENTE CITY COUNCIL PROCLAIMS LOVE SAN CLEMENTE WEEK
Bob Baker, Mayor of San Clemente, issued a proclamation declaring July 6-13, 2016 Love San Clemente Week. Love San Clemente is a grass roots coalition of local churches and San Clemente community volunteers that unite to show God’s love to San Clemente in practical ways. Love San Clemente also presented Denise Obrero, the Community Outreach Coordinator with the City of San Clemente with a special plaque in recognition of her efforts to develop a winning partnership between Love San Clemente and the City of San Clemente.
Each year Love San Clemente targets five areas to “love bomb.” They target Senior Citizens, Needy Families, Schools, The Military and San Clemente Community Projects. This year’s event will include beautification projects at Concordia Elementary School, Beach Clean Up projects with the San Clemente Watershed Task Force, Maintenance projects with Gilchrest House, volunteering for Family Assistance Ministries and Family Outreach Programs at Max Berg Park, Mendocino of Talega Apartments and Camp Pendleton.
Dates for Love San Clemente are July 6 – 9. Love San Clemente will begin with a kick off BBQ at 6:00 pm, June 6, 2016 at Vista Hermosa Sports Park. Volunteers will meet 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 fifth year, Love San Clemente gathers around 200 volunteers from a number of local churches and community groups. The San Clemente churches with participating volunteers include Heritage Christian Fellowship, 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, the women’s fashion designer for Stance Socks. Her designs have been 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 show God’s love in practical ways. Each year we are amazed to see how San Clemente churches and volunteers come together to Love San Clemente.”
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, Human Affairs Committee
“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
“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 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