Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation Organizes Volu nteer Day to Assist Hurricane Katrina Evacuees, Community Needs on September 24

The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie is spearheading its first Volunteer Day on Saturday, September 24 so Grand Prairie and area residents can devote their time to assist Hurricane Katrina evacuees move into new residences as well as other important projects in the community.

"Volunteerism in Grand Prairie has long been one of the chief objectives for the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation," said Lone Star Park President Corey Johnsen. "We already have numerous Lone Star Park employees signed up to participate and we encourage all civic-minded citizens to take part."

Projects to be tackled on Volunteer Day include moving furniture to the new residences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees that had been staying in Grand Prairie shelters and hotels, as well as helping facilitate their everyday needs; clean-up work at the Grand Prairie YMCA such as installing new benches and painting; and planting new trees in the community to develop a tree farm near Dalworth Park.

"Our steadfast goal is to improve the quality of live for others in our community," Johnsen said. "This is truly a labor of love and we look forward to devoting our time."

To join the volunteer effort, contact Sharon McClung at (972) 237-1188 or e-mail sharonm@lonestarpark.com.

Since its foundation in June 2001, the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie - a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization - has raised and awarded more than $220,000 to local non-profit organizations.

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