City partners with SWAP and Citizens Bank on Southside Neighborhood Cleanup
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City partners with SWAP and Citizens Bank on Southside Neighborhood Cleanup

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Department of Public Works to provide supplies for volunteer effort.


Mayor Angel Taveras, the Providence School Department, Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP, Inc.) and Citizens Bank will join forces with several community organizations for a neighborhood cleanup throughout the Southside of Providence. The neighborhood cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 9:00AM to 12PM.

The cleanup focuses on the areas of Trinity Square, Elmwood Avenue, Broad Street and around the Grace Church Cemetery. Volunteers will pick up litter and debris along both sides of Elmwood Avenue and Broad Street ending at Parkis Avenue.

"This cleanup day will bring neighbors together to beautify our Southside community," said Mayor Taveras."The City is pleased to partner on this effort and thanks all of the volunteers for participating."

Volunteers who will participate in the Neighborhood Cleanup were organized by community organizations that include Quisqueya en Acción, the Dominican Association, Asociación Bonao, Trinity United Methodist Church, Grace Church, Amos House, Crossroads Rhode Island and McCauley House.

The Department of Public Works will supply the volunteers with tools, gloves, trash bags and any necessary supplies needed for the cleanup.

Volunteer Registration is at 8:30AM at 500 Broad Street, Unit 5.

For further information please call Linda at the SWAP office at 401-272-0526 Ext. 117

For tips on organizing a neighborhood cleanup please visit http://www.providenceri.com/ONS/useful-ideas-inside-our-neighborhood-too...

The scheduled rain date is Saturday, October 22.





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