October 2017 Project

October 2017 Service Project If you are interested in joining us and our amazing team of friends and volunteers by helping partner with locals in Colorado City and Hilldale to revitalize the town ravaged by Warren Jeffs, we will be traveling down the weekend of October 13th – October 15th, 2017. The week will be full of amazing opportunities volunteers are welcome to attend what they can. Schedule (Coming soon) Details 1. Dates are October 13th – October 15th. Project day will be the 14th. We are currently working on an activity for Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, likely another hike and/or a short tour, and will give more information once that is figured out! 2. We are trying to secure a place for all of our volunteers to stay, but it might be worth it to start looking at places in Hurricane, St. George, and even there in Short Creek! I’m hoping to have more information about housing within the next week or two and will update as soon as possible! 3. The plan for Saturday is fairly simple. We are going to spend the day at Cottonwood Park doing some clean-up of the grounds and the equipment. The park is getting a lot more use these days (hooray!!) and we want to make sure that it’s safe for families to play in. Terrill Musser is getting some grass donated, so we will have folks helping lay that out. We will be sanding and painting equipment, tightening loose nuts and bolts, and picking up debris. The hope is that we will spend most of the day doing work and then host...

April 2017 Project

If you are interested in joining us and our amazing team of friends and volunteers by helping partner with locals in Colorado City and Hilldale to revitalize the town ravaged by Warren Jeffs, we will be traveling down the weekend of April 20 – 23, 2017. The week will be full of amazing opportunities volunteers are welcome to attend what they can. Schedule (tentative and subject to change) Thursday, April 20th, 2017 Sunstone Short Creek Historical Conference The town’s first Mormon Historical Conference at the Jeffs Home (You must register SEPARATELY here to attend) Friday, April 21st, 2017 Mountain Meadows Day Tour by Barbara Jones Brown, Guide 9:00 A.M. Meet at the parking lot for the Dan Sill Hill or upper monument. From the lot we will walk up the paved path to the upper monument, which overlooks the Mountain Meadows. Visit the lower or main monument, where the five-day siege took place before the September 11, 1857, massacre. Visit the marker in the area where the emigrant men were massacred. Visit the marker in the area where the emigrant women and children were massacred. (Note: The distance between these locations requires that we go from site to site by car rather than on foot. But we will spend the majority of our time outdoors at each of these sites. All the sites are wheelchair accessible.) About Noon Leave the Mountain Meadows. Everyone on their own for lunch in St. George (approximately 30 minutes from the Meadows). 2:00 P.M. Meet at the Old County Courthouse, 97 East St. George Blvd., where we will discuss reconciliation efforts since the massacre and...
October 2016 Service Project

October 2016 Service Project

October 2016 Service Project Just south of the Utah border in the town of Colorado City is an overgrown 12 acre plot of land. A duck pond, walking paths, gazebos, arboretum and remnants of animal cages from years past sit unused and generally unavailable for public use. In October 2016, our small group of around 2o volunteers assembled to help reverse some of nature’s overtaking and help make it a more inviting place. Once a popular location for families, the cages that used to be home to exotic and wild animals, including zebras, camels, bears and wolves can still be seen. Around the year 2005 FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs sold all the animals and the zoo was closed down. Recently through the UEP Trust, the land was leased by some local residents, who dreamed about resurrecting the zoo and making it a great place for the community once again. Our goal for this project was to remove many of the dead and dying trees surrounding the pond, clear pathways of overgrown weeds and debris, create a pair of picnic table areas near the pond and improve the accessibility and overall appearance of what might one day be a beautiful nature center. The first phase of the project was a success and we look forward to coming back for more ongoing improvements through future projects!   Donate Your donations are tax deductible. Please contact us if you’d like to donate your time or in-kind...
April 2016 Service Project

April 2016 Service Project

October 2016 Project In October 2016 volunteers joined forces in Short Creek for an unforgettable community building experience. The project was broken into three separate projects, one was the repair of the deck on a home damaged by floods, another on the same day was a kids race and activity day, which had to be moved indoors due to weather but was nevertheless a success. The third was done later and was the construction of some stairs for a family in need. All projects turned out great and many hearts were touched and changed. Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, materials, hard work and love. Donate Your donations are tax deductible. Please contact us if you’d like to donate your time or in-kind...