Tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide, including New York City, Kingston, and Rochester, New York and Dover, NJ, are expected to donate their time and labor during the largest national community building effort. Together they will improve their neighborhoods through a variety of hands-on repair, rehabilitation, green, beautification and education activities.
“The community involvement during NeighborWorks Week strengthens neighborhoods and reinforces a sense of pride,” said Deborah Boatright, Northeast District Director, NeighborWorks America. “By donating their time and talent, NeighborWorks Week volunteers are helping to transform their communities into healthy, sustainable places to live, work, and play. This year we are proud to partner with CIT, whose support of NeighborWorks Week will help ensure its success in communities across the nation.”
Of the more than 330 planned events, 100 will be NeighborWorks Plants! events -- a special green NeighborWorks Week activity. During NeighborWorks Plants!, more than 1,000 volunteers will plant thousands of herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees, and vegetables to beautify the 100 participating communities across the nation. NeighborWorks Plants! is part of NeighborWorks
From planting community gardens and cleaning vacant lots, to community walks and runs to raise money and awareness, and one-on-one homeowner counseling sessions, the goal of all NeighborWorks Week events and activities is to engage residents and local partners in efforts that transform their communities.
To find a NeighborWorks Week event near you, or to view a complete list of NeighborWorks Week events happening across the nation, visit http://events.nw5.org/.
For more information about NeighborWorks Week, please contact Susan Jouard, 917.842.2601, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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