Volunteers bring fresh look for school's start at Valley elementaries

  - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
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Hefting an armload of brush, Becky Jorgenson of North Bend helps fellow members of SVA Church tidy the grounds of North Bend Elementary School on Sunday, Aug. 26. Volunteers from the church cleaned up elementaries in Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend that day, while members of Cascade Covenant Church worked at Mount Si High School the previous Sunday. Their work freed up custodial resources for other schools.

Joining dozens of other volunteers, Jorgenson was motivated both by faith and by her desire to help the community, showing students that involvement matters.

"We live here," she says. "These are our kids… They learn by example."

The Snoqualmie Valley School District will recognize volunteers at its meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the district office, 8001 Silva Ave., Snoqualmie. School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Upper Valley district.

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