Downtown Cornerstone Blog
Aug 19

Serve the City: Recap, Thank You & Pictures

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On Saturday, August 1st, we had the privilege of partnering with Seattle Schools for our forth annual “Serve the City” event. This year, over 100 volunteers helped, giving over 500 combined man hours of time, to bring some much needed maintenance, groundskeeping, and painting to Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. Thank you to all who came out to help on such a warm, sunny day!

As a church, we’re committed to building a great city, and we desire to see Gospel renewal take place from the avenues to the alleyways. We not only want to declare the good news of the Gospel to Seattle, we also want to be good news to our city. It’s not about “giving back” but a tangible expression of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – serving as we’ve been served, in Christ.

Here is just a small glimpse into what was accomplished:

  • Brightened the blacktop with refreshed game lines, foursquare, tetherball, international hopscotch.
  • Tackled a huge weeding project in the garden, enabling the garden teacher to focus on planting with the kids.
  • Moved a Big Brothers Big Sisters donation box to new, level gravel pad, creating a safer, more inviting donation experience.
  • Weeded the playgrounds and mulched plant beds.
  • Picked over dozen of bags of trash from the school grounds.
  • Cleaned and primed the YMCA childcare room (and we returned two weeks later to finish the painting job!).
  • Weeded and mulched the perimeter of the entire school building, empowering them avoid spraying pesticides.