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Dozens of volunteers gathered Saturday morning, October 22, 2022, in San Francisco to help carry out a prophet’s vision of coming together in community service.
In only a few hours, the group installed an irrigation system at the Florence Fang Community Farm. This system will help the growing farm, now in its eighth year, continue to provide fresh food to a diverse and underserved community that inhabits a food desert. Importantly, the farm can now do so in a water-wise way.
“This is a milestone for us because we are really trying to develop a hyper-local food system for the Bayview [neighborhood],” said Teddy Fang, the farm’s executive director and son of its namesake. “This project is a cornerstone of what we will be doing in the future.”
Saturday’s collaboration is the first of many U.S. humanitarian efforts that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will engage in across the country.
In 2021, Church President and Prophet Russell M. Nelson pledged US$2 million a year for three years to fund these projects.
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