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Mt. Vernon Stake Day of Service

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Our theme for the Stake this year is the 13th Article of Faith, a statement of how we lead our lives in accordance with our testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It includes the phrase "doing good to all men". As you know, this year commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Welfare Program of the Church, and the First Presidency has encouraged us all to reach out and provide love and service to others. Likewise, Governor McDonnell has proclaimed a statewide day of service on September 24th, and has referenced the good example of our Church in providing service.

Each ward has planned service projects for that day, as well as the Stake. In total, we have over 20 projects available to serve in our neighborhoods and communities. The range of projects available should enable people of all ages and interests to participate in doing good in some way. All of the projects are described in detail on our stake preparedness website, www.blessfamily.com. You are encouraged to participate in your ward project, so sign up soon to assure a spot there for you. You may also sign up on a first come, first serve basis for any of the other projects in the Stake. Many of the projects are very appropriate for primary children, as well as youth and adults. Flyers are available with more information.

We also encourage you to invite your neighbors, friends, and colleagues to join in the service projects. Our Full-time missionaries also will be participating in the Ward projects.

Other ways you may provide service could be to increase your fast offering donations, and to make a donation to LDS Humanitarian Services and/or LDS Perpetual Education Fund.

Sincerely,

William Nixon
Sheldon Bradshaw
Keith Davey
Mount Vernon Virginia Stake Presidency
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Dear Mt. Vernon Stake Members,

We plan to proceed with the Stake Day of Service--Mt. Vernon George Washington Parkway Beautification Project Saturday, 9/24, 8:30am-12. The weather forecast for tomorrow is: A few showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High 78F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Please bring appropriate rain gear (ponchos or even a garbage back works!), comfortable shoes, etc.  Of course, if there are  severe thunderstorms or it is unsafe, we will not continue.  We have confirmed with the National Park Service, and they will be there, rain or shine.  Thank you so much for volunteering on the Mt. Vernon Stake Day of Service. 

Note: If you have not signed up for the Parkway project, you are still invited to come and participate. We will see you at Daingerfield Island--look for the big, white tent. 

More information is included below. 

Thanks,
Katie Blakesley

Details at a Glance:

  • Registration starts at 8:30 am at Daingerfield Island (along the parkway between DCA and Old Town). Volunteers will be stationed at four sites along the parkway.  Ample parking will be available at Daingerfield Island, but please carpool if you can.
  • Children are encouraged to participate, and families with children will be directed to the appropriate site; there will be Junior Ranger activities led by National Park Service Rangers as well.
  • The stake will provide a water bottle and small snack to each participant; please bring other food (or pack a lunch and stay for a picnic) if you desire.
  • The National Park Service will provide latex gloves, tools, etc. If you are allergic to latex or would prefer to bring your own gloves, please do so. 
  • Adults volunteering at Roaches Run will be wearing reflective “NPS Volunteer” vests, since the location is road side.
  • Please wear pants and a long sleeve shirt (or at least bring one), there is known poison ivy at Arlington Woods and Roaches Run. The NPS has pre-exposure lotions and post-exposure washes for poison ivy, just in case.  At the suggestion of NPS, we also will have "Helping Hands" vests available to assist in identifying volunteers.

 

Project Summaries

Quick Overview Sheet of All Projects

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Alexandria 1st Ward

Alexandria 2nd Ward

Alexandria 3rd Ward

Colonial 1st Ward

Colonial 2st Ward

Crystal City Ward

Fort Belvoir Ward

Franconia Ward

Kingstowne Ward

Mount Vernon Ward

Old Town Ward

Potomac Ward

Shirlington Ward

Mount Vernon Stake

Sign-up Form

No more online sign-ups. The following sign-up form is disabled. 

You may still volunteer at the George Washington Memorial Parkway Cleanup project just by showing up early. They need more volunteers. Read the project details just above, the letter at top of the page and download the Information Sheet for more information.

Thank You!

 
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