BELTON — The citywide community service event in Belton known as One Community One Day returns in April.

The youth-organized, grassroots service relies on volunteers who gather into groups to assist in the cleanup of locations selected during an application period.

Belton’s Parks and Recreation Department helps the Belton Youth Advisory Commission, a group of volunteer civic youth leaders, organize the annual event, now in its fifth year.

The event is aimed at helping those unable or without the support system to carry out minor repairs or general maintenance, such as yard work or picking up trash, on the exterior of homes, said Matt Bates, Belton’s recreation coordinator.

Senior citizens generally live in the majority of homes scheduled for work during the one-day event and volunteers often include church groups and civic clubs as well as local families and individuals. Last year, the community service day drew about 250 people, Bates said.

Those interested in volunteering should contact the Belton Recreation and Events Department to register. Organizers will hold a volunteer meeting March 26.

To submit a project idea, fill out an application at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander St., or at

Approved projects, which are based on need, ability to assist and application date, would take place from 9 a.m. to noon April 5. Between 10 to 15 projects are selected.

For more information, call 254-933-5860.

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