MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Since first being elected to the State Senate in 2018, Senator Troy Singleton (D-7) has brought together volunteers throughout Burlington County for his "Serve with Singleton" events to give back to the communities he serves.
Recently, Singleton highlighted the completion of the 40th "Serve with Singleton" project that cleaned up the famous Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel to commemorate Women's History Month. Volunteers raked up leaves, cut back brush and spruced up the grounds for visitors.
"Hundreds of volunteers have joined us for our monthly 'Serve with Senator Singleton' community service events over the years, and I am so thankful for the time they’ve shared. Together, we have completed over 40 projects, amounting to more than 1,600 hours given back to local non-profits and organizations,” said Singleton.
Each month, Singleton crowd-sources a team of 20 or more volunteers to help with a particular community service project.
The service days were inspired by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Service.
These projects have been held in each of the 17 communities represented by Singleton in Legislative District 7. Volunteer efforts have included indoor and outdoor clean-up days, animal welfare projects, clothing and supply drives, painting projects and community event set-up and staffing.
For example, the first "Serve with Singleton" in January 2018 event painted the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Maple Shade and then again a year later. His group also painted the Community Options Homes in Mount Laurel in March 2018.
“I am continually guided by the idea that service is the rent we pay for living on this earth. These monthly community service events have been a priority for me since becoming State Senator and they will continue to be moving forward. They have brought together people of different backgrounds, ages and perspectives for a common purpose - to be of service to their community," Singleton added.