Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful has so many awesome volunteers! That’s why this month we want to give special thanks to two all-stars: Anhthy Nguyen and Lanly Nguyen. You’ll often find this duo helping with the registration table and getting folks prepared for creek cleanups.
“Volunteering might seem intimidating at first, especially for those first-timers, but believe me, it’s not as scary as it is. All you need to do is bring friends or family so you can have fun...” -Lanly
Anhthy and Lanly are two friends that volunteered for over two and three years respectively. Now that’s dedication! They started off volunteering for school credit at Yerba Buena’s Green Club; however, just like many others, they developed a real passion for volunteer work. Specifically, they really enjoy helping out with the registration table. “Volunteering might seem intimidating at first, especially for those first-timers, but believe me, it’s not as scary as it is. All you need to do is bring friends or family so you can have fun…!” says Lanly. They truly discovered one of the best parts of volunteering: the sense of community.
This duo enjoys giving back to the community and hearing people's stories. “There is always a new story or an interesting person to meet at every cleanup site,” says Anhthy. Likewise, Lanly says that “volunteering is a great way to meet new people and in the long term, allows you to strengthen relationships with your community while exposing you to people with similar interests and hobbies.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Outside of volunteering, this duo likes to enjoy the outdoors in other ways: Lanly enjoys playing tennis, kayaking, and skiing; Anhthy likes staying in shape and swimming.
Thanks for all your hard work Anhthy and Lanly!