For immediate release - March 17, 2011
Grab Your Ladders and Paint Brushes! Volunteers Needed for Annual Carver Heights Community Cleanup
Volunteers, church groups, businesses and organizations are invited to join the City of Leesburg for a special public improvement project benefiting residents in the Carver Heights community.
Project Refresh - Revitalizing Everyday Focus on Restoring Environmental Safety and Health – is more than just a neighborhood cleanup. Teams of volunteers also are encouraged to adopt one of three homes in serious need of repainting and other cosmetic fixes. Work will improve the appearance of one of Leesburg’s central communities and help the residents who live there.
The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in the Carver Heights and Montclair areas west of U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m. at Berry Park, 2121 Johns Ave. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served.
“This is an opportunity for schools, churches, civic organizations, local businesses and non-profit groups to give a little more time to fellow citizens in need,” said Chris Edwards, coordinator of the Carver Heights Community Redevelopment Area. “I look forward to this year’s project and you should, too, because we have an obligation to Revitalize Everyday Focus on Restoring Environmental Safety and Health.”
The cleanup will cover areas of Chester and Stinson streets as well as Olivet, Mispah and Simmons avenues. Some volunteers are needed for picking up litter, but most will form groups to help paint homes. The homes will be pressure-washed and prepped for painting prior to April 30.
Businesses are invited to sponsor Project Refresh and to contribute food, materials and services. For more information, contact Chris Edwards at 352-728-9766.
Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 20,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water, wastewater and fiber-optic public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday.