Moorestown, NJ – Highlighting his strong commitment to community service, Senator Troy Singleton announced today that his monthly “Serve with Senator Singleton” events have reached an impressive milestone – 2 years, 25 events, and over 1,000 volunteer hours donated to local projects.
Since becoming a State Senator in January 2018, Senator Singleton has hosted monthly (sometimes bi-monthly) community service events in Burlington County where residents can join him and volunteer their time to a local service project. The projects are selected by the Senator’s office and approximately 20 volunteers serve alongside the Senator for two hours on a designated weekend to complete the project.
“For our monthly Serve with Senator Singleton events, we essentially crowd-source volunteers and focus their efforts on a particular project in our community that could use some helping hands,” said Singleton. “Over the past two years, our volunteer team has dedicated over 1,000 hours to these projects but the positive impact we have had on our community is immeasurable. I am incredibly proud of the work we have accomplished together and am so grateful to everyone who has worked alongside us.”
The Senator also noted that there is always an opportunity for people to get involved, regardless of their skillset, as long as they are willing to serve.
“As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
A list of the 25 community service projects are below:
- Jan 2018: Painting the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Maple Shade
- Feb 2018: Clean-up at Jacob’s Chapel, Mount Laurel
- Mar 2018: Painting Community Options Homes, Mount Laurel
- Apr 2018: Clean-up at Strawbridge Lake, Moorestown
- May 2018: Landscaping and clean-up at Providence House, Westampton
- June 2018: Clothing drive with UIH Family Partners, Burlington
- July 2018: Assisting with Beverly United Methodist’s summer lunch program, Beverly
- Aug 2018: Sorting and stuffing school supplies at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Burlington
- Sept 2018: Relay for Life event set-up, Cinnaminson
- Oct 2018: Building animal shelters with HousePaws, Moorestown
- Nov 2018: Painting VFW hall, Florence
- Dec 2018: Sorting coat donations/ toy wrapping at Extended Hands, Mount Holly
- Jan 2019: Painting at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Maple Shade
- Feb 2019: Cleaning at Senior Citizens Club, Bordentown Twp.
- Mar 2019: Staffing Burlington County Library’s Makers Faire, Westampton
- Apr 2019: Clean-up baseball fields, Riverside
- May 2019: Clean-up shoreline at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, Palmyra
- June 2019: Clean-up at Riverview Estates, Riverton
- July 2019: Helping homeless cats with Purrsonal Space Cat Lounge, Palmyra
- Aug 2019: Sorting and stuffing school supplies at Oaks Integrated Care, Westampton
- Sept 2019: Painting at Masonic Village, Burlington Twp.
- Sept 2019: Relay for Life event set-up, Cinnaminson
- Oct 2019: Clean-up historic White Hill Mansion, Fieldsboro
- Nov 2019: Stocking and organizing Burlington Twp. Food Pantry, Burlington Twp.
- Dec 2019: Honoring fallen veterans at Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly