A chapter of VCC in every community in the San Fernando Valley will allow communities to have at least one clean up per week.
Think of what that will do to make a community clean!
VCC supplies the equipment necessary to provide the necessities for all volunteers in the group and the social media that is necessary to help grow the VCC group within the community. We just need LEADERS to come forward and make the commitment!
After 32 years of service I retired from UCLA in 2017. There is where I met my husband Frank and have been married for 32 years. I have 3 children, Lisa (from a previous marriage) Daniel and Marissa with Frank.
At a young age I remember always wanting to help others. So in high school I began my first volunteer experience as a Candy Striper at USC County Hospital. For the past twenty years I’ve been part of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade Commitee and Mrs Clause for the last eight. As Mrs Clause I wave to the children and blow kisses. I love seeing the kids faces light up as I drive by. As a member of the committee, we decide on the theme of the parade and sort out the logistics.
I also volunteer for the Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS). I volunteer at their yearly 5k & 10k event. I also help in the CATS office when needed. After I retired I volunteered in the emergency room at UCLA Ronald Reagan every Friday for four hours. I also volunteer at running events (Dia De Los Muertos, Vacation Races etc.).
As you know I’ve been with VCC since last year. I believe in making a difference in the world. Volunteering is a great opportunity to make that difference. Volunteering makes my life more meaningful and rewarding. It’s also in my genes and DNA.
David Weisberg, owner of Cavaretta's Deli on Sherman Way, is passionate about the earth and especially in our parks. He is an avid climber, so we met through a mutual friend who suggest we help him out with park cleaning - Chatsworth Park north first by the railroad tracks in the hills. He had collected a huge amount of beer bottles, beer cans, paint cans and lids, and just debris - as well as discovered a horrendous array of graffiti that he wanted help with to get it hauled down and hauled away.
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, David combines his love of hiking and the need for cleaning up our natural spaces. He is also a local business owner and father of three. Making our parks and trails a safer, cleaner experience is what David stands for.
Robert Newman is passionate about Mulholland Drive and Ventura Boulevard - partly because he lives in that area and partly because he is mad about trash being strewn around.
THE MISSION: To keep Mulholland Drive, between Encino Hills Drive and the 405 freeway, as clean and litter-free as possible.
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