The Clatsop County United Way is partnering with the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District to renovate the Railroad Community Garden to increase accessibility for patrons, beautify the garden, and help the planet. The 2021 Day of Caring is scheduled for Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Materials for the project have been donated by the Home Depot Foundation, Trails End Recovery, and Warrenton Fiber.
The park district serves a variety of patrons through the community gardens program, among them, veterans, seniors, youth, working families, and other members of this small, rural community. Food shortages are a major concern in Clatsop County, with increasing numbers of citizens relying on programs like the Meals on Wheels Program, the South Clatsop County Food Bank, and the CCA Regional Food Bank, with additional economic impact resulting from COVID-19.
Interested volunteers can sign up through the Clatsop County United Way at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ca8af28a1fc1-2021.