Volunteers Make 'Menifee Better Together' a Success

More than 400 volunteers -- including church members, civic leaders and private citizens -- cleaned up yards at the homes of Sun City community seniors and at Kabian Park in Quail Valley Saturday.

The combined effort was the second annual "Menifee Better Together" event, a project designed to help those in need of home care assistance, as well as to help beautify Menifee and build community pride.

The City of Menifee and the Menifee Interfaith and Community Service Council of churches teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, the Sun City Civic Association and the Quail Valley Community Group in coordinating the event. Verizon FIOS provided support and donated $2,500 to the effort. Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley donated $5,000.

In addition to Ashley, local dignitaries at the event included Mayor Scott Mann; City Council members Greg August, John Denver, Tom Fuhrman and Wallace Edgerton; Planning Commission chair Matt Liesemeyer; and Gloria Sanchez, chair of the Advisory Council on Aging. City Manager Rob Johnson was the lead representative from city staff. Lesa Sobek, chair of the Interfaith Council, helped coordinate the event.

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