White Center 6th Annual Spring Clean Up - Saturday, May 16, 2009
The White Center community is gearing up for its annual Spring Clean event. “This is our 6th year, and we are always excited to make it the best one,” said Aileen Balahadia, Executive Director of the White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA). This event will make White Center a better place to live, work, and play by promoting community building and neighborhood revitalization.
King County Community Service Officer, Vary Jackson, notes “Right around May, I am full of energy and enthusiasm, looking to help plan, coordinate and participate in this wonderful community event ever since it was first sponsored by the WCCDA. From a law enforcement perspective, I am a firm believer that a clean community is a sign of a clean, safe and strong community, thanks to my late partner, Deputy Steve Cox of the White Center King County Sheriff’s Storefront, who came up with the idea of assisting about ten residents in the White Center neighborhood to remove trash and debris for senior citizens and families with financial hardships who were unable to do so themselves.”
Sping Clean is brought to you by the White Center Community Development Association. Sponsors to date include Boeing Employees Credit Union, Community Schools Collaboration, King County Sheriff’s Office, Seattle Neighborhood Group/Weed & Seed, and the Triangle Pub.
Volunteers are needed! To sign up as a volunteer, contact Soona Vili at the WCCDA at (206) 694-1082 or firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the attached registration form. Registered volunteers will receive a complimentary t-shirt, continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch. For event information or to sign up as a volunteer, refer to additional information on the WCCDA’s website www.wccda.org.
Last year, over 250 community members mobilized at many different project sites including the community gardens at Greenbridge, downtown White Center, Hicks Lake at Lakewood Park, Holy Family Church, North Shorewood Park, St. James Place, White Center Food Bank, White Center Heights Park, and several residential blocks. “Through continued community support, this year we expect a similar level of community participation to work on projects in White Center parks and open spaces, residential areas and downtown streets, sidewalks, and alleys” said Balahadia.
This annual event brings together youth and elders from diverse backgrounds and includes residents, business owners, property owners and interested folks from all over the area. It is a day to celebrate, build community, spruce up a public streetscape and have FUN!
Join us - Teams are being formed - Please check our website for updates, additional info and register TODAY!
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