"DAY OF CARING": THIS WEEKEND IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY
Humboldt County is getting a make over this weekend. Schools and beaches will be full of volunteers who will be working hard to make Humboldt shine. This event is referred to as ‘Day of Caring’, an annual event that brings hundreds of volunteers from all over the county.
"It’s about really acknowledging the importance of volunteering in our community and contributing."
Gabrielle Parkinson says they will have over 400 volunteers from Humboldt State alone.
"They are volunteering their time and energy, and man power, women power."
Volunteers will meet at HSU and then travel to places like Jefferson School. Here, volunteers will paint, landscape, and pick-up trash.
"Its hands on, so it’s about ok here is 100 people they can do whatever you need them to do."
Other sites include the Humboldt Area Foundation and the Manila Teenship Center, where volunteers will be gardening. According to organizers “Day of Caring” is really about giving thanks.
"Its just for our community, its just recognition saying thank you for all the people who contribute."
Another event taking place this weekend is coastal clean-up day. Last year this event brought out over 500,000 volunteers to beaches nation wide.
"The debris that clutters up our beaches is an eye sore. But above and beyond that its a health and safety hazard for individuals and for wild life alike."
Coastal clean-up day has been happening in Humboldt County for 34 years. Dan also told us that last year volunteers picked up eight thousand pounds of debris from the beaches around the county.