The popular Riverside "Rec Center" will be getting some painting, cleaning and minor repairs by volunteers on Saturday, March 9. You can led a hand.
BridgePoint Christian Church, at 865A Waterman Ave., is teaming up with the East Providence-Seekonk Rotary Club to "bring people together for the benefit of our community," said Jared Cowgur, director of leadership and teaching at the church.
"The East Providence Rec Center, located at 100 Bullocks Point Ave. in Riverside, provides programs and opportunities for many people in the community, especially for children and teens," Cowgur said. "Budget cuts have resulted in fewer opportunities for youth in East Providence to engage in extracurricular activities. This makes the services of the Rec Center even more important for the well being of the younger generation."
The Rec Center needs a touch-up, though, Cowgur said.
The Rotary Club will be providing supplies. And the club has been promoting the event throughout East Providence, said Helen Siravo, the Rotary Club's communications officer.
"Everyone from the community is invited to participate in the 'Rec Center Work Day' for all or part of the day," she said. "Lunch will be provided."
Everyone will be kept busy, said Cowgur. There will be projects for people of all skill levels, strengths, and sizes.