“Gathering one thousand great hearted individuals serving fifty worthy projects in the Crow River area on the same day.”
This is the mission of the Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day, scheduled for May 5. Volunteers in Crow River communites are being encouraged to participate in a one-day event to tackle improvement projects and areas of need in the area. The focus of the event is to address hunger, health and habitation needs. Included below are some of the projects and offering in place.
Community Garden sites will be prepared at Our Fathers Lutheran Church, Riverwood Covenant Church, Greenfield Central Park, the Stork House and the Rockford Municipal site.
YWAM and Kids Against Hunger will pack meals for Haiti. Contact Kristi Bevill, firstname.lastname@example.org, to get involved.
MOPS will prepare and freeze 1000 sandwiches for Lunchbox Fever, for school children in the summer.
(services located in, and around, the Buffie Chiropractic Clinic in Rockford):
Allina Health is offering free blood sugar and cholesterol level checks, body mass index screenings, blood pressure, pulse readings and on-line health risk assessment and coaching from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Robbinsdale Women’s Center van will also be on site offering free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, crisis counseling and medical consultations.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be open for donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kindest Cut Pet Neutering will be located in Riverside Park and offers information for lower cost options for neutering pets.
A craft project for children, free chair massages, and dental clinic (for pre-qualified recipients).
Old Town Hall in Greenfield will get the first coat of fresh paint .
Volunteers will lay foundation blocks for the Memorial Garden in Greenfield Central Park.
24 fire hydrants in Rockford will be decoratively painted.
Four landscape projects are planned for Rockford Schools.
Greenfield landscaped sites to be mulched.
Elmwood Cemetery will receive lilac bushes and have gravestones cleaned.
P.I.E. Carnival booths will be built and pained.
Riverside Park will be cleaned up.
Area seniors will receive help with home and lawn maintenance repairs and improvements. Wright County Seniors can receive free window washing services.
In addition, free haircuts, portraits and oil changes (for single mothers) are being made available Pre-qualification through the RiverWorks Food Shelf is required.
The big day begins with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Rockford Fire Department and event volunteers. Most projects begin at 10 a.m. with various time commitments. “Thousand Hearts” signs will be posted throughout the service area at project sites. A dinner will be served for all volunteers at Riverwood Covenant Church in Greenfield at 5 p.m. with a service to follow. (Please RSVP for dinner at www.thousandhearts.weebly.com by April 28).
For those interested in participation and/or sponsorship, please sign at the web site above, or contact Annette Tryon at email@example.com. Cash donation can be made to RiverWorks Community Development (“Thousand Hearts” noted on memo line of checks) and mailed to BankWest, 5921 Main St. Rockford, MN, 55373.