NORMAN — Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, through their Mormon Helping Hands program, conducted a large-scale clean-up Saturday of Little River Park.
The service project was the product of a meeting between local Mormon bishops and Moore city leaders.
“In our discussion with them, we let them know that we are a group of citizens anxious to serve in the community. We asked them what we could do to lighten their load and make a difference in Moore. The City mentioned that Little River Park, hit hard in the May 20 tornado needs clean-up before they open it to the public. We asked if a group of 100-plus volunteers could help somewhere along the way,” said Bishop Randy Widdison, leader of the Moore 1st congregation.
Approximately 90 volunteers cleaned-up debris left from the tornado, hauled tree branches and moved rocks out of the grassy areas to get the park ready for its reopening. A second set of 35 volunteers worked at Apple Valley Park to mulch the playground to make it usable.
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