All-American Home Care volunteers led by Marco Altieri, CEO, eagerly joined forces with members of St. Mark’s & St. John’s Church in Rochester to build 15 raised garden beds during the annual United Way of Rochester Day of Caring on May 11th.
More than 6,000 people planted, painted, spruced up various neighborhoods, schools and more during this year’s Day of Caring, the biggest volunteer event in the Greater Rochester area.
Team All-American volunteers worked throughout the day to complete the fourth community garden in urban Rochester neighborhoods managed by members of St. Mark’s & St. John’s Church in the Maplewood Terrace neighborhood.
Reverend Cindy Rasmussen says, “Your kindness has provided a location at which we can grow fruits and vegetables that will feed some of our Rochester neighbors who are in need. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and we trust that this was the first step of a long and meaningful friendship. Thank and God bless!”
The efforts of St. Mark’s & St. John’s Church and their communities gardens has been recognized as a community model for change within low-income urban neighborhoods. In 2016, over 3,000 pounds of vegetables were grown and shared to help people in need.
To learn more about the community garden project, visit the church’s website at www.stmarksandstjohns.org.