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Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am
Kudos to Chief Schmutz, the RSM Officers/their colleagues and to the RSM Citizens that contributedRead More to this fine and worthy program.
Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 17, 2012 at 08:36 pm
Amber Martin! What A Voluncheer! Every volunteer effort she participates in is for a most worthwhileRead More cause! Hats Off To Amber!
J.P. September 5, 2012 at 11:23 am
Thanks Ms. Brooks, its caring people like you who make this such a great place to live!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook September 5, 2012 at 03:48 pm
Kudos to Allison Brooks for her volunteer efforts! There are only a few dozen people out of 50,000Read More RSM residents who take an active role in civic and chaitable events.
Glenn Acosta August 20, 2012 at 10:51 am
Thanks, Jim, for all your volunteer and leadership efforts. Nice to have such a talented andRead More dedicated person in our community. Best regards, Glenn
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 20, 2012 at 01:14 pm
Thanks to all of the hundreds of RSM volunteers for USMC 2/5, The Wounded Marines Program, The RSMRead More Food Bank, Search For A Cure Marathon, The PTA, Little League, church programs and RSM AYSO 630 Soccer. All of these organizations will gladly accept more volunteer workers.
April Josephson August 21, 2012 at 03:04 pm
Jim is a great community supporter. It has been a pleasure getting to know him over the years. IRead More really appreciate his efforts. Thanks to David Robertson for highlighting the great individuals who do so much for our community. IMO, he should be on the list too!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 27, 2012 at 01:01 pm
Thank you Glenda for being a volunteer and sharing your time mentoring and teaching veterans! It isRead More most assured that your life has been enriched by your efforts!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 17, 2012 at 03:21 pm
I agree Brad! Helping Seniors, Marine Batattalion 2/5 and raising money for our schools areRead More extremely admirable efforts! Many of us (perhaps most of us) live in Rancho Santa Margarita because it is a wonderful city! Kudos to Amaya!
David Robertson August 19, 2012 at 10:14 am
Amaya, thank you for all you do in our community. It has been a pleasure working with you at TheRead More Bell Tower Foundation; thanks for your leadership and always inspiring and encouraging those around you.
April Josephson August 19, 2012 at 04:41 pm
Amaya, Thank you for all you do and have done for RSM. It was a pleasure working with you and BradRead More on the city's Economic Development Committee. It's the many volunteers like you that keep RSM true to it's original vision. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. I encourage everyone to take some time out to volunteer-it is so rewarding. Please contact the Bell Tower Foundation. They've always got great opportunities!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 9, 2012 at 02:50 pm
Thanks for the kind words Owen. We know the candidates that you are supporting.
April Josephson August 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Well said, Owen. It is people like Vanessa that make me proud to live in RSM. She is an inspirationRead More to others.
David Robertson August 17, 2012 at 01:12 pm
Read the article in today's Rancho Santa Margarita Patch's, Voluncheer column, "AmayaRead More Genaro—'Giving Back was Part of Daily Life' " Amaya is a local businesswoman, community leader and volunteer; and president of The Bell Tower Foundation. Click to read article >>> http://bit.ly/PxVIww
Julie McGirr May 24, 2012 at 09:57 pm
Thank you for writing this story, Martin. Yes, we're still looking for volunteers to help us withRead More this huge event! This is a great opportunity for people to get involved in the community and get to know their neighbors a little better.
Lawrence (Larry) McCook May 25, 2012 at 11:46 am
Thank you for all of the hard work Julie! I will try to pitch in an hour or two.
Julie McGirr May 26, 2012 at 03:10 am
We welcome your help. Click here to sign up:Read More http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/972345634049428012 See you tomorrow!
Edmauss May 5, 2012 at 02:26 pm
So common for LDS folks to do community service and humanitarian work. "By their fruits youRead More shall know them."
Penelope Lake May 7, 2012 at 11:36 am
I think it is always so fun to see all the volunteer work that the Mormons do. They are always doingRead More hard work in their yellow vests, and I love to see the pictures and read about all the projects they do!
Claire Mendenhall May 7, 2012 at 05:53 pm
i loved being apart of this service day! thank you for the story!!! the pictures are awesome too!Read More (cuz i took a couple of them! :-) )
Bob Hayden April 1, 2012 at 04:41 pm
Brad, you can catch Steven at 1:40 as well!
April Josephson April 2, 2012 at 04:22 pm
Chris, we're waiting to see your after shot!
Julie McGirr April 2, 2012 at 06:03 pm
Yes, Chris, we're waiting for the "after" picture! Bob, it was great seeing you, Kathe,Read More and Steven there. I'm so proud of Steven for shaving his head! You've got a great kid!
David Robertson August 23, 2012 at 05:16 pm
I think it is terrific what Age Well Senior Services and Lindy are doing to serve our seniorRead More residents. I was really intrigued to hear about the new art program that you Will be introducing.. Keep up the great work.
Marci Sparks March 6, 2012 at 07:16 pm
Thanks for covering such a great event. I love where we live....
Martin Henderson March 6, 2012 at 08:28 pm
What a novel concept -- man realizes he has everything he really needs in life, so he raises moneyRead More on his birthday for those really in need. And a fun idea, too.
Tom Sheltraw February 14, 2012 at 02:27 pm
What an awesome Community service program! I love to see our teens learning to serve others. WhoRead More better to serve than our seniors. Thank you for taking the time to touch the lives of people in our community--you are very much appreciated.
Marty Tenebaum February 14, 2012 at 09:56 pm
I think it is great to see our Youth help people in need Way to go Margot
Lawrence (Larry) McCook December 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm
This is an extremely worthwhile project! Young entering enlisted men and women, even with militaryRead More housing and subsistence support, live at or close to poverty level with the California cost of living. Think about these men and women who may be sleeping on dirt floors in a tent on Christmas morning following orders from their commanding officers for our country.
Cindy Callahan-Farnum December 3, 2011 at 07:04 pm
Thank you for helping us spread the word, Martin! You do not have to be a resident of Rancho toRead More participate. This year, our project will serve 10 different units, to include the city's adopted battalion, 2/5.
Donna Williams September 26, 2011 at 03:02 pm
It's great to see the community pulling together and supporting each other at a time like this.Read More This so easily could have been any of us or our kids. Our hearts go out to the family.
Martin Henderson September 26, 2011 at 09:35 pm
It took a little longer to post than I expected, but that's what happens when you assemble aRead More 90-photo video slideshow. Photos were taken from the Trot for Taylor fundraiser Sunday for the family of Taylor Sams.
Curt Stanley August 22, 2011 at 04:14 pm
Curt and I went to this event and were happy to be part of it.
Martin Henderson August 22, 2011 at 04:50 pm
Geri, it's great you and Curt made it to the carwash. We have since added some photos, courtesy ofRead More Sheriff Lt. Brian Schmutz. Everyone is welcome to add photos that they took.
Laurie S. August 22, 2011 at 09:46 pm
my daughter is the one in the video getting her face painted...you did a great job and we enjoyedRead More getting to visit with the men who are protecting our freedom. my new husband and I hope a nice woman enjoys wearing the wedding dress I donated as much as I did on July 30.thanks alot 4 protecting our country!!! good luck!!
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