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Apr 26

Volunteers Needed for Neighborhood Clean-Up Day and Block Party

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:23 AM by Communications Department

Saturday, May 20th is going to be a busy day for the empty bottle_SCNewport News Choice Neighborhoods Initiative! Join the CNI team from 10 a.m. to noon for a clean-up of the Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood between 22nd and 16th streets and Jefferson and Marshall avenues. At the same time, Habitat for Humanity is holding an all-day Home Repair Blitz for the Marshall–Ridley neighborhood. A Block Party at Marshall Early Learning Center, 743 24th Street, takes place from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. to celebrate spring, the clean-up efforts and provide a chance for neighborhood residents to network with their friends, neighbors and the volunteers.

Come one, come all and see the difference you can help make in a community. To sign up to volunteer for the Clean-up and Block Party, contact Carlton Ransom, Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator at 926-8081 or email To volunteer for the Home Repair Blitz please go togarden-waste-1047259_1920_SC the Habitat Volunteer sign-up page.

Newport News Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood was a recipient of a HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grant. The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, managed by HUD, will enable the City to develop a community-driven plan to revitalize and transform a portion of the Southeast Community centered around Ridley Place.