JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Sixty volunteers planted 26 trees and 220 shrubs to make parking lot islands for the Onlsow Community Outreach Services Center on Arbor Day Friday.
The parking lot islands were sponsored by 14 churches, civic groups and private organizations.
The organization hopes to be in the new center within the next three years. Friday was the first step in moving into the new facility and making it look more inviting.
“As part of being a responsible neighbor and moving into this area here, we want to do our part and landscape this area in front of our new building,” Don Herring, Onslow Community Outreach board member, said.
The project supports Onslow Community Outreach efforts to renovate the Services Center for Soup Kitchen, Homeless Shelter, Christmas Cheer and supports the revitalization of Jacksonville’s New River district.
Fish dinners were sold to help buy a new delivery truck for the soup kitchen.