Month: April 2017

Harrisburg Clean & Green/ CityServe Augusta – April 29th

 

Turn Back the Block and various churches, civic organizations, and community groups worked together to clean up the streets of Harrisburg on April 29th at the 6th annual Harrisburg Clean & Green. By the end of the event, we collected over 188 tires, filled a huge dumpster to the brim with litter, and accomplished some great work at the Harrisburg Community Garden and Crawford Ave. Baptist Church. Many neighborhood children participated in the clean-up, and new neighbors became acquainted with each other. These Facebook comments sum up the success of the day well:

“Awesome day! Do not know when I have enjoyed a Saturday morning so much. Thanks organizers.”

“Best Clean and Green ever!”

Many thanks to our partners that made the event possible:
The Salvation Army
Buona Caffe
Crawford Ave. Baptist Church
Trinity On The Hill United Methodist Church
Reid Presbyterian Church
Publix
International Paper
IceBox Urban Farm
The Junior League of Augusta
Augusta Solid Waste Department
Harrisburg West-End Neighborhood Association
City Hope Alliance
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From start to finish with Bank of America

On April 27th, volunteers from Bank of America helped us get our newest home move-in ready. Last year they were digging the foundation for the home at 627 Metcalf St., and this month they helped with final clean up. They even got to join in on a fun phone call with the homeowner candidate (whom we just approved for ownership the day prior), to gave him the news that he was accepted as the new owner for the home!

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