Mormon Helping Hands Clean Mombasa City Park

Members of Changamwe, Bamburi and Mombasa Branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided volunteer work cleaning the Mombasa City Park. The project was a Mormon Helping Hands event on August 11, 2018.

News Release

Members of Changamwe, Bamburi and Mombasa Branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under the direction of the District President Jarvy Msafiri, provided volunteer work cleaning the Mombasa City Park. The project was organized the by the Public Affairs Director, Jack Oriecho and his assistants for a Mormon Helping Hands event on August 11, 2018.

The members volunteered their time and muscle partnering with the county who helped by providing wheel barrows, rakes, shovels and plenty of latex gloves. The park was cleaned from one end to the other. Approximately 200 Helping Hands people met at the city park on Mama Ngina’s Drive for Mombasa district’s big annual service project. Some Mombasa volunteers came far distances to the park by crossing the Nyali Bridge over the bay—others crossed the channel by Likoni ferry.

Most everyone wore the designated yellow vest, which represents the humanitarian arm of the global Church—including families with young children. The project began around 10:30 am and finished about 2:00 pm. The local media was there to interview and gather information about the families who volunteered to clean the city park.

Mormon Helping Hands performed well and worked until the county lorry arrived to pick up the monstrous piles of trash. This service project was well attended as the Church Leaders teach their members to serve as Christ would serve. Refreshments of large buns and packets of milk were served under a giant Baobab tree and many expressed it was a fun day—perfect weather for the work that was accomplished. 

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