Seeks volunteers to help with wreath-laying at gravesites
MOORESTOWN, NJ — State Senator Troy Singleton will partner with Wreaths Across America for his December "Serve with Senator Singleton" event, and he is looking for volunteers to assist with the project.
The monthly community service event will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Beverly National Cemetery located at 916 Bridgeboro Road in Beverly. The service project coincides with Wreaths Across America's Wreath-Laying Ceremony, set to take place at the same time at the cemetery. Singleton is seeking volunteers to help lay wreaths in honor of those laid to rest at the cemetery.
"It is fitting that we are once again partnering with Wreaths Across America for our December community service project," said Senator Troy Singleton. "This organization's mission to honor fallen veterans, especially during the holiday season, is incredibly meaningful and impactful. Whether through volunteering your time, or donating a wreath, you too can show your appreciation for those who sacrificed so much for our freedoms."
Wreaths Across America's mission is to remember fallen veterans, honoring those who serve, and to teach children the value of freedom. Their mission lasts all year long, in order to show veterans and their families that they will never be forgotten.
Currently, only 3,340 wreaths have been sponsored, which is only 6.8 percent of the organization's total goal. Wreaths Across America hopes to get another 45,660 wreaths sponsored for the ceremony.
Each individual wreath is $15 to sponsor. To sponsor one or more wreaths or to volunteer at the ceremony, click here.
Each month, Senator Singleton crowd-sources a team of volunteers to help with a particular community service project. The event at Beverly National Cemetery will be the Senator's 48th "Serve with Senator Singleton" project since becoming State Senator in 2018. Previous volunteer efforts include indoor and outdoor clean-up days, animal welfare projects, clothing and supply drives, painting projects, and community event set-up and staffing. To date, more than 1,900 hours have been donated by volunteers to local community service projects.
"I am 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 during my first term as State Senator and they will continue to be. They have brought together people of different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives for a common purpose - to be of service to their community," continued Singleton.