October 14, 2009
The weather is turning cold, the leaves are changing colors, and it is time for Westview’s next neighborhood event!
On November 7, we will be having the first of four neighborhood clean-up and beautification days. I am so excited to announce that we will be hosting this clean-up in conjunction with KIPP STRIVE Academy, the new charter school located in the J.C. Harris building on Lucile Ave. This will be KIPP STRIVE’s first Saturday community service day with approximately 95 students and 20 adults participating! After the clean-up, we will be having a lunch for all participants.
As in the past, we need neighbors to come together to make this day a success. There are a variety of ways you can help. Please check out our “How You Can Help” list below, and contact me by next Monday (October 19th) to let me know your interest.
How You Can Help
1) Street Captains – We are focusing on quadrant 1 of westview which includes all streets below. We need at least one volunteer from each street to make a list of all work you would like to happen on the day of the clean-up. For example, your street may have a vacant house whose lawn needs to be trimmed, or a dumping area where tires need to be picked up. You will be responsible for collecting that information, and helping to get neighbors on your street to participate in the clean-up. Thanks for those neighbors who have already volunteered!
Lucile – ?
Muse – ?
Altoona – Mr. Gambrell
Matthewson – ?
Inman – ?
Enota Place – ?
Sells Ave – ?
Wellington – Shawnika and Kel
Laurel – ?
2) Phone Tree – Many of our neighboors are not on email. We need 2-3 neighboors who can be responsible for calling these neighboors so they may stay informed of this event.
3) Volunteers – Since KIPP STRIVE will be providing ~ 120 volunteers, we need to have as many neighbors helping as possible! We need persons who can haul heavy trash in pick-ups, volunteer to mow lawns of vacant homes, and of course, people to pick up trash. We also need people who can help setup and serve food at the lunch.