JLSD members create Manzanita Gathering Place

JLSD members making an IMPACT!

On Sunday Nov 10th, a number of JLSD members, and a few significant others, joined with A Reason to Survive, Pomegranate Center, San Diego Canyonlands and many others to create the Manzanita Gathering Place. What started out as an empty lot fenced off by barbed wire and serving as a popular spot for transients was transformed into a community gathering place in just 4 days!

JLSD members participated in day four of the build, and were able to see things come together. From raking and planting to hauling gravel, mixing mortar and creating mosaic murals, volunteers were extremely productive during their IMPACT shift. Way to work it ladies!

Manzanita Gathering Place

Manzanita Gathering Place
JLSD active Cathy Palazzo and provisionals Jen Hardell and Christi Webber planting drought tolerant plants on the hillside
Manzanita Gathering Place
Group photo with all JLSD volunteers!
Manzanita Gathering Place
JLSD provisional Kelly Johnson recruited some extra “man-power” to help get the job done!

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You can see more pictures from the build on Manzanita Gathering Place Facebook page.

As we head into the holiday season, the JLSD Community Council will be offering numerous ways for members to volunteer in support of former foster youth and other vulnerable populations. Please continue to check the shift sign up page for new volunteer opportunities that are posted weekly.

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