On Saturday, March 29 Serve Colorado, Metro Volunteers and Regis University are coming together to sponsor a Day of Service to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Cesar Chavez. In 1962, Cesar Chavez founded the first successful farm workers union in American history. His motto in life was "si se puede" (it can be done) because he believed in the ability of people to dream big, and make change happen. On this Day of Service, volunteers will be completing service projects in Lyons, Colorado honoring César Chavez’s legacy of community service and civic engagement.
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bus Transportation will be provided from Regis University to the Service Project site in Lyons. Please plan on being at Regis University at 7:45 a.m. to catch the bus.
To take advantage of the complimentary transportation, you must reserve your seat in advance. Please e-mail Heather Kreider with the name of the individuals who will be riding the bus. You will then be provided with information on where to park and the location to pick up the bus.
Volunteers should be prepared for a day in the outdoors at elevation. Dress in clothes that can get dirty and/or wet and be prepared for the weather. This is a rain, snow or shine event. Boots, work gloves and safety glasses are strongly recommended. Please bring a refillable water bottle with you. Volunteers need to be age 14+ (those under age 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian). If you are interested in volunteering on this day of service with a child younger than age 14 please contact Heather Kreider for more information.
To register as a volunteer: CLICK HERE
Donate in support of this Day of Service
Donations will be used to offset the cost of transportation for the volunteers.
In the early morning of 9/12/13, after several days of record rainfall (17 inches), the North and South St. Vrain Creeks that meet in Lyons both flooded their banks, estimated river volume was 10 times its normal amount, reaching 100 year flood levels and surpassing them (500-1000 years) in certain areas. With roads and bridges washed out or underwater, the 2,095 residents of the Town of Lyons were cut off from the world and located on six different “islands” for several days before they were evacuated. The entire town was evacuated for several months. Total damage from the flood is estimated at $50 million. Lyons staff, community members and volunteers continue to assist Lyons in efforts to bring residents back home and clean up from the destruction left in the wake of the flood.