(ORANGEVALE, CA 10-6-12) – On Saturday, October 6 an estimated 12,000 individuals blanketed areas of Sacramento and Placer Counties to participate in Bayside Church's first ever "Serve Day." Event. On this particular weekend, area Bayside Church's turned off the lights and locked the doors to their facilities to allow members of their congregation to reach out to the community in various forms of volunteerism.
Recording Artist Cynthia Renee was among those participating in Serve Day with members of her family. For Renee, the chosen project was working at the Orangevale Food Bank with nearly two dozen dedicated volunteers that performed a number of needed chores at the volunteer operation that serves the Orangevale at risk community in the form of food assistance.
Throughout the morning hours the energetic group of volunteers cleared weeds and revitalized garden areas of the Orangevale Food Bank, constructed new planter boxes, spread gravel, sorted hundreds of pounds of donated food products and wrapped the weekend up by repainting the exterior of the facility that is operated by all volunteers.
"In these current times many people are suffering and having a difficult time putting food on the table," said Renee. "I think its important to give back to your community and it was truly an honor to participate with my family at the Orangevale Food Bank as part of Bayside's Serve Day. We already look forward to next year's event. This is a wonderful outreach for the community."
In addition to her local philanthropy, Cynthia Renee has a passion not only for writing songs and singing them but for reaching out to our soldiers who are wounded in the line of duty. She is a contributor to the Wounded Warrior Project and plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from her future album to the project once it is completed and released.
To learn more about vocalist Cynthia Renee, visit her official website at www.cynsinger.com where you can sample some of her recordings and sign up to become a fan and much more.