About the Weekend of Service 2015
We are about to embark on our 5th Weekend of Service. This is where North Coast Church shuts down for the weekend of April 25-26 to mobilize a workforce of 9,000 volunteers on over 250 projects estimated to generate $1.7 million in community improvements throughout North County. As a church we have been doing this since 2007.
The Weekend of Service is North Coast’s bi-annual effort to unleash compassion in the surrounding community in big and tangible way. Projects include renovations at dozens of public schools and community centers, skilled repairs at homeless shelters and non-profit facilities, a gigantic garage sale outreach and a talent show to entertain seniors with dementia in assisted living.
Here are some cool facts from the 2013 Weekend of Service:
We had 7,924 adults and 1,190 kids (age 14 under) fill 9,114 spots at 101 sites (250 projects).
We shredded 3,000 lbs. of material (1.5 tons). The environmental savings from the paper recycling are as follows: 26 trees, 570 gallons of oil, 5.5 cubic yards of landfill space, 6,000 kilowatts of energy, 10,500 gallons of water and 90 pounds of air pollution.
We collected and environmentally disposed of 14,991 pounds of eWaste.
We had 3,723 people come through the garage sale gate and we gave away 600 hotdogs to the people waiting in line for over 2 hours.
That, of course, doesn't even address the thousands of man-hours spend renovating, clearing, painting, building, constructing, cleaning, planting, clearing, paving, sanding, and so much more to improve and brighten non-profit, schools and community areas throughout the county.