One of the loveliest flowerbeds in the City of Columbia is located on South Broadfield Road, thanks to the devoted volunteers from the Baha’i Faith. We are honored to name them our April Volunteer of the Month.
For over 14 years the Columbia’s Baha’i Faith community—of 45 members—has dedicated their time and service to managing this bed. Farah Nieuwenhuizen, a member of Baha’i Faith, said they enjoy their spot due to the “encouragement they receive from people walking or driving, and the positive comments over the beautiful Adopt-a-Spot bed, are what they like most about caring for the bed.” However, the work is not without its tests. She said, “Cars drive very fast on the one-lane road each way. It makes weeding and safety a challenge.”
Baha’i Faith volunteered for Adopt-a-Spot as a symbol of service they wanted to provide for their city. The group has also adopted Broadfield Road for litter pickup. “We appreciate the chance to give this service to our city. As the Baha’i writing states, ‘Service to humanity is service to God.’”
Columbia’s Baha’i Faith would like to thank the City of Columbia for their continued support. The City provides water for their flowerbed and retrieves bags of discarded weeds.
The City of Columbia says thank you to Baha’i Faith for their dedicated volunteer service. To get involved as a volunteer, visit www.CoMo.gov or call us at 874-7499.
Written by volunteer Mary Arnold