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Thousands of Helping Hands volunteers participate in weekend of service

As the weather warms, bright yellow vests are coming out in force and joining interfaith groups to clean parks, plant trees, gather goods for food banks and participate in other community service projects.

On April 27, thousands of Helping Hands volunteers in California joined other community members for the statewide Mormon Helping Hands Day of Service. Following Earth Day, many of the projects focused on cleaning local parks.

In Poway, Calif., more than 500 volunteers — half from local LDS congregations — pulled weeds, cleared trails and mulched flower beds near Lake Poway.

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