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The Trinity community demonstrated that love is an action verb by embracing Palos Heights during its second annual lovePalos community outreach on Saturday, April 12.

Throughout the sun-splashed afternoon, students, faculty, and staff canvassed the city with some of their neighbors, providing cleanup for residents, churches, and civic organizations. Those services included picking up trash, raking leaves, light landscaping, and other ways to add a sparkle to the streets, yards, buildings, and parks of Palos Heights. On campus, Trinity's service committee sponsored a car wash, restoring the shine to more than 75 cars.

As they did last year, members of the residence life staff organized lovePalos to show Trinity's appreciation for the city's help and support. They sent letters to local churches requesting their partnership and needed services, and the response was very positive.

"The event was a huge success," said Bryan Carrier, residence life and housing coordinator. "We had approximately 190 participants, and they completed 22 different service tasks. We have received many compliments about the project, and we give God glory for it."

Some of the sites where volunteers spent their time included the city's recreation center, Elim Christian School, and Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church. They also cleaned up several main streets in Palos Heights and six city parks.

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