2017-07-14 / Faith

Reseda church members clear debris from Arroyo


TEAMWORK—From left, Joe Adams, Eduardo Vasquez, Eduardo Corona and John Campos of World Mission Society Church of God haul a junked mattress out of the Arroyo Simi on July 9. 
Courtesy photo TEAMWORK—From left, Joe Adams, Eduardo Vasquez, Eduardo Corona and John Campos of World Mission Society Church of God haul a junked mattress out of the Arroyo Simi on July 9. Courtesy photo About 50 members of the World Mission Society Church of God in Reseda went to work cleaning up the Arroyo Simi on July 9.

The church worked in partnership with the Simi Valley Public Works Department to remove a hefty amount of debris from the arroyo.

Old mattresses, car tires and other large items were removed along with many bags of trash.

The Church of God stated that the purpose was to clean up the neighborhood and restore a sense of community that has been lost in this individualistic society.

Prior to the church members beginning work at 8 a.m., Mayor Bob Huber spoke to the volunteers and thanked them for their efforts.

Huber talked about the importance of volunteerism and the impact it has on the community.

The Church of God, established in 1964, has made an effort, both locally and globally, to improve the condition of the world.

Worldwide the church has held thousands of clean-up projects and has worked handin hand with neighborhoods to beautify their communities.

In 2016, the church was given the Queen’s Award in recognition of outstanding volunteerism in the United Kingdom.

Here in America, the church has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award multiple times.

To learn more about the church, visit www.usa.watv.org.

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