Our Story & Vision
In 2009 Carl Nielsen took a group of young people to New Orleans to help restore this community after it was devastated by hurricane Katrina. He came back to Santa Maria and asked himself, "Why can't we do something like that right here in our own community?"
It is God’s people leading the way in serving Santa Maria through enhancing parks, schools and private residences in collaboration with business, education, and city government. Additionally we desire to impact lives of people throughout the Santa Maria Valley through interpersonal relationships via mentoring and other means.
To show our love for God and our neighbors, and demonstrate our unity in the Body of Christ.
To see the city and surrounding communities of Santa Maria transformed both in spiritual and societal ways.
"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
"Encouraging people of good faith
to work together with people of goodwill
for the common benefit of our city."
- Eric Swanson
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead