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Volunteer Coordinator
Brief info

Before leaving to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Cheryl worked as the office manager in a large regional medical office. Active in her Southern California community and while raising 3 kids, she also ran a nonprofit organization and developed and managed a Community Garden. At the same time, she was also very active in her children’s school and extra-curricular affairs. Before her son left on a mission, she also helped with his Eagle Scout Project which turned into one of the largest and most successful community projects in the county. As an assistant to her son, they raised over $25,000 and supervised the construction of the first dog park in Kern County.

Cheryl has worked with as a specialist since 2010. Over the course of the decade, she posted, enlisted volunteers and provided sponsorship or direction to over 50 projects in 3 states and 6 cities. Subsequently, she worked with law enforcement in Temecula and Murrieta California helping with the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count, as well as serving on the Temecula Area Homeless Alliance. She worked extensively with the Interfaith Community and helped the Murrieta United Methodist Food Pantry and St Martha’s Catholic Church Community Food Pantry. Her passion for helping the poor and needy, continued as she helped deliver food through inter-denominational food drives, even continuing her efforts on her mission in Laie, Hawaii delivering food to the homeless around the Island of Oahu. She also organized and successfully managed and operated the first “Giving Machine” in the State of Hawaii.

Cheryl headed the volunteer effort for the City of Murrieta where she led the construction and operation of their 911 Memorial at City Hall. Cheryl also organized the Murrieta Historical Society volunteers to paint the interior of their new museum and to address other Historical Society needs. Cheryl’s church assignments included serving as Director of Murrieta Stake Public Affairs where she was responsible for overseeing many church and community volunteers. Serving as the LDS Church interfaith representative & “Just Serve” coordinator, Cheryl organized a Community Emergency Preparedness Fair and under the direction of Stake leaders prepared a Public Affairs Emergency Response Plan.

In recognition of her effective and energetic public service, Cheryl Young received the Interfaith Council of Murrieta and Temecula Valley’s 1st Humanitarian Award for her service to the various charitable and civic organizations.

Cheryl is driven by her love of serving others so much that even on a recent vacation in Hawaii, she sought out places she could volunteer and spent a few days helping at the Maui Food Bank and with the Salvation Army.

Cheryl and her husband Larry Young moved to St. George shortly after serving a mission in Laie, Hawaii where she served as a manager in the marketing department of the Polynesian Cultural Center. Cheryl is the mother of 3 married children, a grandmother of 2 (soon to be 3) and stepmother of 3.