Community Volunteers Observe NeighborWorks Week by "Keeping It Pleasant"

Every year NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit organization, and local partners across the nation mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers to make a difference in the quality of life in local neighborhoods. NeighborWorks Week 2016 will be celebrated Saturday, June 4-Sunday, June 12. This year’s local service project is “Keep it Pleasant!,” a community service project dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pleasant Street Historic District, which takes place Friday, June 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Neighborhood Housing Development Corporation (NHDC), a local non-profit housing services provider, canvassed the area and identified five homes seeking painting and landscaping repairs. NHDC is partnering with the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to supply paint and painting supplies through its Residential Paint Voucher Program. The number of projects they are able to complete depends on the number of volunteers they are able to secure. Completed projects will be showcased during a community celebration called “Pleasant in the Park,” held Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pleasant Park, located at 508 NW Second Street in Gainesville.

The Planning & Development Services Department is assisting with planning for this event as an event sponsor. If you are interested in more information on the five homes and/or families, volunteer opportunities or have landscaping materials to donate, please contact Kayla Ellsworth at 352-380-9119.