Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathered at Pico Youth & Family Center on Jan. 24 for a Rotary Day of Service to continue their “Legacy of Service” in the Santa Monica community. Rotary Day of Service co-chairs Tom Woods and Drew Fleming led the volunteer effort.

Rotarians arrived with paint, paintbrushes and rollers to paint the non-profit’s headquarters. Some carpentry was also performed on Saturday to help revitalize the building. Pico Youth & Family Center is committed to preventing youth violence. They serve hundreds of youth annually, ages 16-24, who are most at risk through case management, counseling, tutoring, job readiness, training, leadership development, music, art and computer training. The nonprofit is located at 715 Pico Blvd., in Santa Monica.

“We were pleased to have the opportunity to enhance the environment for the youth at Pico Youth & Family Center,” said Tom Woods, event organizer and Rotarian.

The Santa Monica Rotary Club has worked in service of the community since 1922.

Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary clubs address critical issues at home and abroad by providing health care and medical supplies, clean water, food, job training, youth development, and education to millions of people in need.

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