Serve Santa Maria 18 - August 24th, 2019

This semi-annual event, organized by Bethel Lutheran Church’s Pastor Carl Nielsen, brings community members together to work on beautification projects throughout Santa Maria and the surrounding areas.

Hundreds of volunteers will gather together on August 24th to provide amazing acts of kindness to homeowners, businesses, schools, and even our city to clean up and beautify properties that need a bit of tender loving care.  There may be projects that need trash removal, yard clean up, trees to be trimmed or planted, bark to be spread, graffiti to be removed, maps to be painted on playgrounds, fences to mend, and there may even be structures to paint in honor of the 18th Serve Santa Maria.

Since the inception of Serve Santa Maria in 2010, Pastor Nielsen has viewed these events like the old-time acts of "barn raising".  He states "This is a thing of the past where all these people come together and do amazing things in one day. We need hundreds of people to pull these projects off — and miraculously they seem to come together every time.”

 

Serve Santa Maria generally draws between 250 and 500 volunteers.  Will you join us?  

SSM APRIL 14TH PROJECTS

0d13af5d-2897-4bd6-b396-5d03219ef99b
11552f66-e87b-4377-908f-3539f0ff6e00
6f668883-58d6-406f-9b50-f0310e5838c0
e183eb48-4ea4-4218-a7bb-af7a27f462ba
9854f9a3-add3-416d-abff-4fbd83b9da40
a77dfbfc-4c29-4bcc-bbf3-a4b81100e208
fe899643-da31-4b2b-b870-ddaa40bfa2e0
ccb1cd1a-8306-46c9-8b71-1c8531ac806b
283f9751-514a-477c-920d-19d5e0b49190
8ef5d9e4-d374-469c-a50e-e7d18089a528
b8ee6207-5cad-40f9-a03a-47fdd69607a6
Backyard
9854f9a3-add3-416d-abff-4fbd83b9da40
a57bc372-8775-491a-98d9-528afdf1d080
bfc57cd0-9d41-4670-87fe-3e9eea1f4582
ce63f830-16c4-474a-bc8e-9252cca4b1c8
f7b43204-dbc0-4742-8a1a-8888902683d7
cec9a23d-9f0b-42ef-b252-bbc871f382c4

Serve Santa Maria - April 2018

Thank you to all who joined us in blessing our community last Spring!

In particular, we want to express our appreciation to the many people and organizations who helped make this event a success.   Running the risk of missing someone unintentionally, we are grateful to the following:

  • ALL THE VOLUNTEERS representing many local churches, businesses, organizations, and families - Without you we can do nothing!

  • City of Santa Maria - For use of the Maldonado Center and helping us identify needed projects

  • Santa Maria All-America City Committee - For coffee, juice & donuts 

  • Santa Maria Recreation and Park Department - For project support

  • Salvation Army - For lunches

  • Pepsi Distributors - For Water

  • Bedford Enterprises - For 6 roll-off dumpsters

  • Portable Johns - For the use of portable restrooms

  • La Nueva Radio Vision 88.9 FM for event promotion

  • City of Santa Maria - For use of the landfill

  • Home Depot - For discount on paint supplies

  • Mick Robinson and Norris Bentivegna with the Tanglewood neighborhood association

  • Joan Hartman - County Supervisor for help in Tanglewood

  • Alma Hernandez - Assistant to Counlty Supervisor Hartman for help coordinating resources

  • Santa Maria Times and KSBY for media coverage

  • Serve Santa Maria Leadership Team for planning and implementation of the event

Past Event Highlights

FOLLOW US
  • Facebook App Icon

 

"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you.               Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers,

you too will prosper."  Jeremiah 29:7

© 2014 by

Serve Santa Maria. Proudly created with Wix.com