Ruskin Community Service
Ruskin Heights Home Association has Community Service projects every second and fourth weekend of each month. We clean streets of trash, yards of abandoned homes beautification projects, help the CAC, Angel Foods and churches in our area with special projects and needs. Each weekend team leaders lead the service projects. April Cushing and Jerry Mitchell have led these projects for the last year. We always need and welcome new leaders and people willing to spend some time to contribute to improving our neighborhood.
March 14, 2009
We cleaned up 107th Street from Blue Ridge to Bennington and filled 43 trash bags and found several tires that were illegally dumped. Other teams passed out fliers to all of our homes that explain the opening of the Leaf and Brush site with its new rules. Also in the flier were the new trash guidelines for 2009 regarding what you can and cannot put to the curb. Guidelines for Bulky picky which require appointements. Explaination of what will be taken as bulky and what will not be taken was also inclued. Leonard Boeger, April Cushing, Tim Cushing, Leona Dekat, Mike Jakoby, Jerry Mitchell, John Scott,and Helen Wardlow, were the team leaders and workers. We had eight Community Service clients working on these projects. Below are some pictures of our work
|The photos show the work on 107th Street. The bags are placed together for pickup during the week.||Some of our workers picking up the trash on 107th St.|
Mar. 28, 2009
March 28, 2009 brought freezing rain and snow of a winter storm magnitude. That did not stop the Ruskin Community Service Team from cleaning up sticks and branches from the Delmar Triangle Park, and illegal dumping at the Ruskin Presbeterian Church. We also had a team of workers at the Angel Food Ministries at Hickman Mills Community Church, and working with the Ruskin Presbeterian Church cleaning and stripping the floors. Our team leader / workers this week were April Cushing, Tim Cushing, Jerry Mitchell, Cheryl Ferris, John Scott, Goldie Wilder and the Janitor of RPC. April, Jerry and Tim loaded trucks with branches. We had eight clients helping with the other projects as well as our team leaders. A Big Thanks to those who braved the terrible weather to help clean and improve our community.
April 4,, 2009
April 4th begain the Great Ameican Cleanup in our Ruskin area. We had a fairly nice day with a good crew. LaReta Boyer, April Cushing, Tim Cushing, Joe Dekat, Leona Dekat, Marianne Melina, Jerry Mitchell, Nancy Simrell, and Goldie Wilder with 8 clients made a great cleanup of a truckload of limbs taken to the leaf and brush site, trash and bulky goods staged for pickup. A big thanks to all who helped.
|Group shot in front of the monument||Growing pile of bags and tires Ewing Park|
|Collection of Illegal bulky||Group shot at Tornado Monument|
Apr 20, 2009
April 20th was the second week-end of the Great Ameican Cleanup in our Ruskin Neightborhoods. The day went well with a good crew. Kathy Alivernia, LaReita Boyer, April Cushing, Leona Dekcat, Cheryl Farris, Jo McGann, and Jerry Mitchell, with 6 clients made a great cleanup of brush, leaves, trash and bulky goods that were an eyesore to our neighborhood. Many thanks to all who helped. We had major piles of trash and three truckloads of brush. Here are some photos.
|Bags from the neighborhood||gathered into a huge pile|
|Illegal Bulky Collected||A good day's work, well done|
May 9, 2009
May 9th was a nice cool day with our third weekend of the Great Ameican Cleanup in our Ruskin Neightborhoods. April Cushing, Tim Cushing, Shirley Dobbins, Micheal Jakobe, Jerry Mitchell, Nancy Simrell and Goldie Wilder lead our 7 clients. We cleaned up fallen limbs in the green spaces of our parks. We had crews on Ruskin Way and many streets East and West. You can see some of the trash collected and big items that we cleaned up. in some photos.
|one of the collection sites with 10 tires||another site with a variety of trash|
Updated January 20, 2013
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