Utah is presently rated #1 in the United States for the number of formal volunteer hours served by Utah residents. That's just one indicator of the benevolence of the people who reside here. Even with this great effort, there is no shortage of need for more volunteers.
One of the organizations that helps coordinate service efforts in Utah is Just Serve (JustServe.org), a group that has 180,000 registered participants, and 950+ active projects. Their recent newsletter
highlights just some of the good that the people of Utah have been engaged in over the recent holidays, and we thought we'd share a few highlights.
November - Rose Park, Utah
The annual Abrigando Vidas event sponsored by a group that supports the Utah Latina population enabled the gathering of coats, blankets, food boxes and clothing for 3,000 families.
November - Bountiful, Utah
Residents gathered and donated 1,500 turkeys, plus 16,000 lbs. of non-perishable food for thousands of hungry families, all coordinated through the Bountiful Food Pantry and 12 partner organizations.
November - West Point, Utah
To assist one local individual facing significant health trials many people helped to raise needed financial support by participating in a race/walk, bake sale and raffle. There were 78 Just Serve registered volunteers who set-up, and conducted the event.
December - Springville, Utah
Local residents contributed 42,000 lbs. of food which was redistributed to community food-insecure families. An estimated 600 volunteers from Utah and Idaho worked with local high school Key Club and Kiwanis Club members to make this happen.
These are just some of the events that are highlighted in the Just Serve first quarter newsletter for 2024.
You can read more stories, such as their highlight of The Happy Factory
on the Just Serve newsletter
, or visit their website
At UtahGuide.com we're committed to telling stories about the good things accomplished by the people of Utah.