Friday, 26 June 2009

Counting Down... 1 day to go!

Getting ready for Helping Hands 2009 is no mean feat... and the team behind the project have been planning with military precision since 2008!

We have been involving local Councillors and local media (including the Essex Chronicle) in searching for the perfect opportunity to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. We are often asked WHY we volunteer our time, with nothing in it *for us*... and the answer is easy! We (along with 13 million other volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as well as volunteers from other faiths) believe that serving other, serving our community is the right thing to do.

The annual Helping Hands day is observed throughout the world - and is not just confined to our efforts at the Galleywood Common! From Brazil to Botswana, and America to Africa... Helping Hands brings people together to build something worthwhile... to make our communities better.

For more information on Helping Hands projects throughout the world visit

Helping Hands help Haiti Earthquake victims start to rebuild their lives
Helping Hands cleans up areas affected by Tornadoes
Helping Hands clean up after Hurricane
Helping Hands help school in Brazil
Helping Hands in Africa
Helping Hands help 300 Brazilian Hospitals
Helping Hands youth in USA, Finland, Philippines...
Helping Hands 2009 (USA) - links to media coverage of the multi-state projects...
Helping Hands in New Zealand
Helping Hands help flood victims
Helping Hands in Tonga
Helping Hands youth in Australia

"...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God." (Mosiah 2:17)

Monday, 22 June 2009

Counting Down... 5 days to go!

We are dropping 3500 info-filled leaflets in the area to invite our local community to *get involved* with our mammoth Helping Hands 2009 project this coming Saturday! If you live in the Chelmsford area - please stop by and get your hands dirty, wet, paint-covered and more with us...

From 8am-8pm, everyone is welcome at the Galleywood Common. Whether painting, weeding, building, sewing, pruning, sanding, or cleaning... there will be something for everyone! Bring a picnic and enjoy the day making new friends, renewing old ones from previous year's projects... and contributing to a worthwhile community project.
Helping Hands: Where many hands make a difference!