City of San Marcos, CA: City’s tenth annual VIBE event planned for October 20th

On Saturday, October 20 from 8 am to 3 pm, the City of San Marcos will hold its tenth annual Volunteer Improvement & Beautification Event (VIBE). Each year, the VIBE utilizes hundreds of community volunteers to revitalize homes in local San Marcos neighborhoods.

During this one-day event, volunteers take on a series of home maintenance projects like painting, landscaping and trash and debris removal. Volunteers are treated to morning snacks, beverages, lunch and music and receive an official volunteer t-shirt, volunteer certificate and a good day’s work!

“The VIBE is an amazing display of energy and dedication as community members help each other out in San Marcos,” explained Karl Schwarm, the city’s director of housing and neighborhood services. “The entire city benefits when you improve a neighborhood.”

Created to enhance neighborhoods falling into disrepair, the VIBE program assists homes where residents may be unable to financially complete basic home repair projects. Since the program’s inception in 2003, VIBE has attracted over 2,600 volunteers, removed 300 tons of trash and revitalized over 90 homes. The VIBE is funded primarily though the city’s Community Development Block Grant monies and receives support from EDCO Waste and Recycling Services.

Volunteers interested in participating in this year’s VIBE should visit to register. Due to a limited number of opportunities, interested parties are encouraged to register early.

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