Mayor Linda M. Balzotti, the City of Brockton and a number of partners are seeking volunteers to participate in an annual neighborhood clean-up on Saturday, June 22nd.
The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12 p.m., across from 33 and 37 Wyman Street. It is being co-sponsored by Mayor Balzotti; the Brockton Housing Authority; the Brockton Redevelopment Authority; Self Help, Inc.; Neighbor Works of Southern Mass.; Old Colony YMCA – Youth Build; Father Bills & Main Spring; Home Depot; Irving’s Home Center; Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department; Crescent Credit Union; Boomer’s Wholesale Market; and the Metro South Chamber of Commerce.
“Events like this really bring our community together—to engage our residents and strengthen our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Linda M. Balzotti. “Not only can volunteers have the chance to give back to our community by giving of their time to a service initiative, but it gives everyone an opportunity to meet and build relationships with their neighbors.”
Participating volunteers will receive supplies donated by Home Depot. The clean-up will begin in a vacant property and include adjacent streets in the area of Pleasant and Prospect streets located on the city’s north side.
“The Brockton Housing Authority has been involved in the Pleasant-Prospect neighborhood for almost 40 years,” said Brockton Housing Authority Acting Executive Director Thomas Thibeault. “We are proud of the good people that have worked with the Authority to improve the livability of the area. The cleanup event gives us an opportunity to, once again, rekindle these important relationships and to work towards further positive outcomes. ”
This is the fourth year city agencies have collaborated on for the community clean-up. In previous years, clean-ups have taken place in Campello and Downtown neighborhoods.
“The clean-up is an important opportunity for community members who are looking for a way to get involved in the city,” said Brockton Redevelopment Authority Director of Housing Robert Jenkins.
A celebration cookout will follow the clean-up.
For more information about the clean-up, or to volunteer, call Robert Jenkins at the Brockton Redevelopment Authority at (508) 586-3887.