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Riverside County, Church Volunteers Team Up to Clean Lakeland Village

The effort to spruce up Grand Avenue was sponsored by Supervisor Bob Buster.

This past week, several volunteers from a local church and Riverside County transportation department workers spent days clearing weeds and picking up litter in Lakeland Village.

About 20 members of the Ministerio Puerta Del Cielo joined the Riverside County employees and some work-release inmates to clean Grand Avenue Saturday through Tuesday. 

“We see this as a good opportunity for our members to come out from behind the four walls of the church and help our communities,” said Emma Vasquez, secretary of the church. 

Supervisor Bob Buster sponsored the cleanup, and thanked the participants and praised the church members for their commitment to improving the quality of life in Lakeland Village.

“They really put a lot of heart and soul into the work they do and their dedication really shines through,” Buster said.

Teller of Truth August 03, 2012 at 05:51 AM
A big thanks to all of you guys and gals for all of your labor! You all did a fantastic job out there! Hopefully it will stay as good as it looks now! GREAT JOB!
DBell August 03, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Thank you...much appreciated!!!
Lillian Honorah Lavelle August 03, 2012 at 03:38 PM
That's an awesome thing. We need more of this in Lake Elsinore. Thank you!
Liberty Raine August 03, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Call me crazy but wouldn't you think the residents should be keeping their community clean??
Roberto August 03, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Ok, your crazy...
Barbara Dye August 03, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Thank you volunteers from Ministerio Puerta Del Cielo for the great job that you did. Lakeland Village Neighborhood Association did a 1 mile long Grand Ave. cleanup 2 weeks ago with no help from Bob Buster. He receives a monthly newsletter telling him about the cleanup and no response or help. I do want to thank The Riverside County Transportation Department for giving us bags and vests for our cleanup. The also replaced a stop sign that I reported and picked up our bags. Thank you!!!! Great job to everyone that volunteered!!!!!!!!!!!
Anthony August 03, 2012 at 04:39 PM
This is indeed good news!
A.j. Murphy August 03, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Thank you for doin this, we definitely need it. I have been emailing the graffiti people to clean up a few places, but haven't seen any done yet. I pick up trash when I go for walks around my neighbourhood. If all the people I see walking would do the same, it would loom a lot better. Once again thank you for what you are doing.
Alicia the Color Guard Advisor August 03, 2012 at 05:45 PM
As a returning resident of Lakeland Village, I want to thank everyone involved!!! :)
Jason EHS '99 August 04, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I seen yall out there workin. Goodjob guys and gals. Your hard work is much appreciated
Linda Ridenour August 06, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It requires a strong back to run a weed whacker ,if you own one. This is where our children walk to school. Thank you Mr. Buster for trying to get this hard job completed.
Mr.A August 09, 2012 at 08:22 AM
"Thank You" To All The Volunteers.. :)

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