Love the Snoqualmie Valley
To create a culture of collaboration by loving our community in practical ways
In 2007 Modesto, California was ranked one of the worst cities to live in America. A few churches in the community felt like it was time to make a change. With a lot of dreaming and planning, they brought all sectors of the community together and launched the first Love Modesto. They hoped for 100 people to join the effort and more than 1,200 people showed up to love their city in practical ways. Cities all over the nation are launching their own efforts and today over 136,000 volunteers are onboard to make their community a better place to live. And now, the Snoqualmie Valley is adding its name to the growing list of cities who are part of the Love Our Cities movement.
The Snoqualmie Valley is a beautiful, safe and thriving community in many ways, but collaboration can be a challenge. Being in far East King County means that our resources are limited and at times, we have to compete for support. What would it look like if we all came together to help one another? Can you imagine the impact we could have if our governments, businesses, residents, faith communities, service groups, schools, and sports organizations spent one-day serving side by side across the Snoqualmie Valley? Join the movement to bring our community together!
1. Volunteer Day - October 5th, 2019: One Day. Big Impact! Our vision is to host an annual Love Snoqualmie Valley community-wide volunteer day and use it as a catalyst to offer continued collaboration throughout the year. We will come together to serve our community in practical ways like appreciating public servants, visiting convalescent homes, donating blood, working in city parks and schools, among other opportunities.
2. Love Snoqualmie Valley All Year Long: We have a lot of needs in our community and we have a lot of incredible efforts. The challenge can be getting on the same page to have a sustainable and effective impact. We hope this work fills in the gaps for needs in our community, helps residents get involved and offers collaboration across many sectors.
What Does It Look Like?
8:00 - 9:00 am - Event Rally: arrive at the rally location to get your shirt, enjoy local vendors, hear about the vision of Love Snoqualmie Valley, meet with your team and then head to your project location.
9:15 - 12:00 pm - Work projects across the valley
Love Snoqualmie Valley Leadership Team: This team is made up of people from churches across the Snoqualmie Valley with a passion to serve our community as Jesus would.
“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ―