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Serve As One is a community service partnership of a group of Christian churches in the Capital Region. Through a unified effort, these churches desire to show God’s love in practical ways, through meaningful acts of service, with a focus on those who are underserved and struggling.

Click on your church’s name to sign up for our July 5 Fireworks Clean Up Event in Albany.

(Serve As One will be partnering with the City of Albany)

Have a look at some of our teams at work!

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!

What's the schedule for the July 5 work day?

Arrive at Metropolitan Baptist Church: 8:30am (105 2nd St. Albany)

Orientation and Assignments: 8:30am – 8:45am

Travel to Project Sites: 8:45am – 9:00am

Community Clean Up: 9:00am – 11:45am

Travel back to Metropolitan: 11:45am – Noon

Lunch: Noon – 1:00pm (Complimentary)

NOTE: This is a rain or shine event.

Where will we be working?

We will be working in five (5) different City Wards – Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, which historically have been areas of high volumes of fireworks debris. We will be working closely with the City Ward Leaders in each on these communities.

What kind of work will we be doing?

We will be partnering with the City of Albany to do a major clean up of Fireworks debris.

How many people will be serving?

Our goal is 50 – 75 Serve As One volunteers. In addition to SAO volunteers, we are anticipating some involvement from the local communities where we will be serving.

What should I wear?

Please wear suitable work clothes and shoes. Because we will be handling a variety of debris, it is suggested that you wear long pants and a shirt with long sleeves. Work gloves will be provided but you might also want to bring a pair, particularly if you have a pair that you prefer. Serve As One will be providing T-Shirts for all volunteers, if you don’t already have one.

What should I Bring?

This is a true “SIGN UP & SHOW UP” event meaning that all you need to bring is yourself, along with a smile and tons of humility The City of Albany will be providing all required supplies, including work gloves, rakes, brooms, shovels, trash pickers, trash bags, etc. There is one item we do need though – Leaf Blowers. If you can bring a leaf blower, that would be great. Please make sure it is clearly labeled with your name on it.

Can I bring my kids?

As a general rule, Serve As One encourages and values families serving together and works hard to provide family friendly serving opportunities. In this instance though, due to the nature of the clean up, we believe it is wise to set a minimum age of 12, for safety considerations. Anyone between the age of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the event. When you sign up to register for the event, please be sure to include information about each youth that you are planning to bring to the event.