SANDY — The Sandy Exchange Club is partnering with the city in sponsoring the 28th Annual Sandy Pride Day on May 18, an annual day of service to cleanup and beautify homes and the city.

Sandy encourages residents and businesses to clean up and beautify the city, whether at home or through a project in their neighborhood or park.

The annual day of service begins at approximately 8 a.m. and includes planting projects in parks, trimming headstones at the Sandy Cemetery, individual home improvements, and maintenance of trails and playgrounds in local parks.

Volunteers will deliver more than 40,000 green Sandy Pride bags to residents approximately two weeks before the May 18 event. The bags can be used for improvements around homes or neighborhoods and then disposed of in the normal trash cans. Sponsors listed on the bag have donated money or supplies for Sandy Pride volunteers to use for designated projects throughout the city

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The Home Depot at Little Cottonwood Center has provided a limited number of grants through The Home Depot Foundation that will be used to help veterans, or families of veterans, complete projects for their homes or yards. Applications for these projects are available online.

For more information, visit or call Angela at 801-568-7254. Participating youth or Scout groups are eligible for a beautiful patch depicting scenes along Sandy's Bell Canyon Trails where many Sandy Pride projects have taken place in the past.