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WESTWOOD—Volunteers gathered in Westwood Village on April 17 for the second annual Westwood Organi...

Volunteers Gather For Tree-Planting Project

By Amy Oppenheim {$article_source}
April 19, 2011
( Canyon News ) --

WESTWOOD—Volunteers gathered in Westwood Village on April 17 for the second annual Westwood Organized Mega Project (WOMP), which included planting trees, painting murals and restoring street curbs and village bike racks.

Hundreds of UCLA students and faculty, as well as local residents, joined on Sunday morning to volunteer their time for this project that has become a new Westwood tradition.

WOMP volunteers spent the day planting trees throughout the village and painting more than two dozen murals that will be displayed in the front windows of unoccupied stores.

Additionally, attendees helped to repaint street furniture and historic lamp posts with a fresh coat of “Westwood Blue,” according to UCLA’s volunteer website. They repaired signs, painted over graffiti and removed stickers from public property as well.

WOMP was created by the UCLA Volunteer Center and is co-sponsored by the Westwood Community Council.

The organization’s website proudly states, “Utilizing ever-changing technologies of modern communication, the Center is dedicated to creating innovative events and programs to inspire all members of the Bruin family to play an active part in their community.”

For more information on upcoming volunteer events and how to get involved in community programs, go to the UCLA Volunteer Center Facebook page at!/uclavolunteer, or visit the WOMP page on the UCLA Volunteer Center website at

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