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Love Our Cities Spotlight: Jazmin Treadway

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I first heard about Love Modesto three years ago after moving from Southern California. A friend from church told me about it and invited me to come with her.

I first got involved with Love Modesto because I thought it was a wonderful cause, and as a native of Los Angeles, I understood that most people had a misperception of Modesto. I appreciated being part of an event that celebrated community, service and love among our cities, neighbors and neighborhoods.

“ I APPRECIATED BEING PART OF AN EVENT THAT CELEBRATED COMMUNITY, SERVICE AND LOVE AMONG OUR CITIES, NEIGHBORS AND NEIGHBORHOODS.” -JAZMIN TREADWAY

I’ve been involved with Love Modesto for three years and have helped to repaint murals at Davis High School, participated in community art projects, cleaned up trash downtown and built houses with Habitat for Humanity. Last year, I lead an event called “Buddy Bracelets” where we made friendship bracelets for kids with special needs. I was able to distribute them at my job, where I work with children with Autism, Down Syndrome and various other disabilities.

All my Love Modesto experiences have been wonderful and I’ve tried to do a variety of service projects over the years. It has been a joy to participate with friends and spend the day offering encouragement, hope and laughter to those in need. I always leave feeling blessed to be a part of a movement that is so valuable to this community and so unique in its mission.

Love Modesto is one of my favorite things about living here. I hope it never stops and I hope people stay involved and committed to helping Modesto continue to become a safer, cleaner and more hospitable place to be for many years to come.

Over the years I’ve kept coming back to Love Modesto because I believe it is a noble and worthy cause. There is work to be done to improve our city, our communities and our neighborhoods. I am happy to be a part of something that has taken on that task with enthusiasm, perseverance and a faithful devotion to seeing change.

Some of the other non-profit organizations I support are Christian Berets and PLAY. I attend events and fundraisers for Christian Berets, a local faithbased organization which supports and provides respite camps over the summer for children with special needs. I also help support the charity Purpose Leadership Adventure for Youth known as PLAY. I first got involved with PLAY when I went on mission to South Africa with the team from Big Valley Grace Church for 3 weeks this past summer. It is an adventure-based leadership camp with an underlying spiritual foundation which aims to teach skills that inspire, empower and equip children to choose a positive direction for their lives. I am honored to be a part of both organizations and their efforts to faithfully serve both the local and international community.

I’m affiliated in different ways with both Crosspoint Community Church and Big Valley Grace Community Church. I love the spirit of community that emerges through events like Love Modesto and I love seeing churches, businesses, schools and families all coming together for a common goal and an amazing cause.

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