Dodge Park Cleanup

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On the morning of May 23, volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God in Boston and Springfield united at Dodge Park in Worcester, MA with a clear goal in mind. It’s the time of year when all of nature awakes and shines with vibrant colors. Hence, the volunteers found it timely to restore Dodge Park to its original state by beautifying the area. As a result, they were able to revive the park from its long winter slumber.

The volunteers partnered with Worcester Tree Initiative, the organization tasked with caring for the 13-acre park, to make the cleanup happen. The director, Ruth Seward, was on site for the event. Furthermore, she couldn’t help but be ecstatic, seeing each of the 22 volunteers eagerly grab a shovel, lopper, rake, garbage bag or wheelbarrow, and get to work.

As Dodge Park is home to every type of tree known to exist in the city of Worcester, caring for it is a difficult, yet important task. Additionally, after a period of neglect, weeds had sprouted, pathways were covered and tree rings had become dry. Besides, carelessly thrown garbage had piled up all over the park. Nonetheless, with tools in hand and bright smiles, the volunteers passionately restored the park to its natural beauty.

Dodge Park, cleanup, MA, Massachusetts, Boston, Springfield, volunteer, volunteerism, trash, garbage, environmental protection, environment, campaign, Worcester, tree initiative

Church members working together to beautify Dodge Park in Worcester, MA.

Each member took on a specific task. Volunteers either pulled up weeds, dropped off mulch in a wheelbarrow, spread the mulch smoothly over dry areas, or picked up litter. For three hours, the volunteers put forth their best efforts. Nevertheless, because of their fervent desire to follow the example of Heavenly Mother, they finished every task.

By the end of the cleanup, the park rejuvenated with new life. Ruth gave thanks, commenting on how beautifully the volunteers worked.

“My most innovative volunteer group to date! A lot of really great work got done here and I really appreciate it,” Ruth declared with a smile.

The volunteers believe that through this volunteer initiative, neighbors will be able to feel Heavenly Mother’s warm heart. Moreover, the Church of God looks forward to bringing more of Mother’s love to the area through future events. To learn more about volunteering with the Church of God, please contact us.

2018-05-07T13:02:51+00:00June 1, 2017|Categories: Activities, Environmental Protection|Tags: , , |12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Kathy L. October 16, 2017 at 12:31 am - Reply

    It’s nice to see so many good people who like to participate in making the world a better place! This is one of the reasons why I love this church! Their actions speak louder than words!

  2. Beth October 17, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Your actions are so touching!
    I feel Heavenly Mother’s love!!

    • Linda January 3, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

      WMSCOG delivering Mother’s love by cleaning up the community:D

  3. Beth October 17, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Your actions are so touching!
    I feel Heavenly Mother’s love through your volunteer work!!

  4. ella gowthami October 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    we love you ammonie

  5. Angelus November 1, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Wow… u guys are doing a wonderful job. Church of God is the best

  6. Stacy November 5, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

    The smiles of volunteers seem to brighten the world. I hope that church members will be the light and salt of the world and make a more beautiful society.

  7. Marie November 5, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Church of God members are shining the glory of heavenly father and mother everywhere in the world. I hope to join the voluntary work next time:)

  8. tapiwa toruvanda December 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Let all glory be to Heavenly Mother until She becomes the praise of all the earth and universe.

  9. Anna December 31, 2017 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Members of WMSCOG throughout the whole world have been delivering God the Mother’s love. She makes them, including me, have full love and be happier. Thanks to Heavenly Father and Mother.

  10. Rosina December 31, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    wow nice work ! God bless you !

  11. hana January 24, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I want to join this cleanup campaign!!

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