About 2,000 give back at 'Love Fullerton'
About 2,000 people from around the community volunteered to paint, mentor and engage in other acts of kindness to improve the city Saturday during the first annual “Love Fullerton” event.
Police Chief Dan Hughes and members of the department helped organize and promote the service day.
“It was a huge success and awesome to see so many wonderful people chipping in to make our community even better,” said Sgt. Jeff Stuart. “We hope this sparks folks to give back continuously.”
Volunteers picked and activity and signed up at www.LoveFullerton.org
Janice Christensen, of Yorba Linda, chose making blankets for foster kids.
“I participated to put my love of God and people into action,” she said. Her church, EV Free Fullerton, was among those who encouraged participation.
Christensen said she even made a friend, Raquel Cisneros, during the event.
“That’s part of the magic of an event like this,” Stuart said. “Our neighbors aren’t only doing some good for the community – they are building relationships. The tighter we are as a community, the more likely we’ll be to look after one another – and the safer we’ll be.”
The six-hour event included volunteers sprucing up schools, painting park benches, lending lonely seniors and even the renovation of some homes.