Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and David Levinson, founder and chair of Big Sunday, joined 25,000 residents for the citywide day of service Sunday, May 7th.

Volunteers participated in a wide range of projects, including landscaping and beautifying schools, rehabilitating and painting homes, cooking and serving meals for the homeless, creating community murals, picking up trash off the streets and at the beach, and assisting animal rescue groups.

On the Westside, activities took place in Westchester, Playa del Rey, Mar Vista, and Venice.

“Beautifying the community and building community pride have always been the goals of our community days of service,” Villaraigosa said. “At Big Sunday 2006, we see the positive impact we can have on our communities by working together towards these common goals.”

Villaraigosa and Levinson, a screenwriter, visited and participated in a number of projects all over Los Angeles.