SA300: Volunteers complete sustainability-themed projects across SA

By Sarah Acosta - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Tricentennial’s Serve 300 SA initiative held it’s final citywide volunteer event Saturday at seven different locations across the city.

Hundreds of SA300 volunteers assisted with a variety of sustainability projects.

One of the volunteer sites was the Centennial Garden at Woodlawn Lake, where volunteers put in fresh mulch and cleared brush from the fence line. 

Volunteer Lauren Haynes said it’s worth getting out of bed to give back. 

“I love to volunteer,” Haynes said. “It’s better than just laying around the house.”

Another site included the Mission at San Juan Community farm that harvests food for those in need. 

Esther Erbe with the San Antonio Food Bank said this farm is critical in providing the community with fresh produce.

“Between this site and our garden at the Food Bank we were able to distribute over 300,000 pounds of produce to the community,” Erbe said.

There have been several SA300 serve events over the past year, where thousands of volunteers have contributed 18,000 hours of community service. Their work has created an estimated economic impact of $443,000 to local initiatives and nonprofits.

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