Red Rock one of several Westside projects for United Way Oct. 22

       United Way volunteers will deploy to several Westside locations for Make a Difference Day Friday, Oct. 22.
       Among these will be Red Rock Canyon Open Space, for which 150 volunteers are being sought and more than 50 people had signed up early this week. The work will include trail construction and miscellaneous cleanup as part of getting the property ready to open to the public this fall.
       Those signing up through the United Way will be treated to breakfast at Memorial Park at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 22 and will be given a t-shirt. If any volunteers want to skip that process, they can just show up at Red Rock at around 9 a.m., according to City Parks.
       Other Westside projects and their actitivies Oct. 22 are listed as follows:
       · Community Partnership for Child Development - reading to Head Start children and other involvement with kids.
       · West Middle School - painting.
       · Silver Key - nine projects at various senior citizens' homes around the city.
       · Rocky Mountain Field Institute - erosion work at Scotsman's Trail in the Garden of the Gods.
       · Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust - Broadway Bluffs subdivision landscaping.
       Citywide, there will be 50 “pretty diverse” projects Oct. 22, said Maggie Brubaker of the United Way.
       People wanting to volunteer can call 955-0741 or e-mail All available projects can be viewed at the link from the website:

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