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Community comes together to help cleanup Sunol Glen School

Original post made by Ken mano, Willow West, on Feb 7, 2023

Sunol Glen School was inundated with flood water during the recent California storms, damage was to the grounds and three portable classrooms, a fence, storage containers and the playground. A thick layer of mud was caked on the blacktop, playground, garden, and fields.

A call went out to the community for help with cleanup for Saturday, February 4th, and the community responded over 325 strong. Volunteers were asked to wear clothes that can get dirty, and dirty they got.

They cleaned debris, wood, trees, brush from the school grounds, play areas and moved lots of mud. Some school equipment was washed away and moved, others damaged and ruined items were disposed, and school equipment was either moved back or trashed.

The Sunol school community showed up in force, with many children from the school and their families. Members of Sunol’s Community Advisory Board, the Sunol PTA and even families without school children came. Over 20 members of a Fremont Buddhist Church came to help.

County Supervisor David Haubert and his staff, as well as members of Eric Swallwell’s staff were there. Other communities also showed up, Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez was helping. Supervisor Haubert brought tri-tip and chicken which was barbequed by James Lowder, a volunteer from Pleasanton, who brought his own equipment and cooked over 100 pounds of BBQ. Michael Miller, owner of Bosco’s Buns and Brew in Sunol donated supplies & food and helped with lunch. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sunol, Pleasanton and Livermore were there helping.

Lowell Hoxie, Director of Operations & Maintenance was pleased with the amount of work that was accomplished, saying they did a lot more than he had anticipated. School Board President, Ryan Jergensen said, “It was amazing to see the grounds transform from a mess of mud, wood debris and chaos to a semblance of what it used to be. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing volunteers! We are humbled by the overwhelming support from near and far and are incredibly grateful.


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