Volunteers Gather for Neighborhood Cleanup
On a chilly Saturday morning, more than 115 volunteers braved the weather to do something good for the community. The Community Cleanup event organized by the Support Sky Harbor Coalition and the city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department was held west of the Airport in the Nuestro Barrio and El Campito neighborhoods. Volunteers participated in trash and vegetation removal. In fact, three dumpsters were filled!
The event was kicked off by city of Phoenix Deputy City Manager Jerome Miller. Attendees from the Neighborhood Services Department included Deputy Director Annie Alvarado as well as Ray Buchanan and Olga Soto. Phoenix Community Action Officer Mario Ancich was also in attendance. Employees from many businesses and community organizations volunteered at the event. These organizations were: Acquisition Sciences II, Austin Commercial, AZTEC, Berry Realty, Bombardier Transportation, City of Phoenix City Manager’s Office, City of Phoenix – Neighborhood Services Department, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, City of Phoenix – Aviation Department, Corgan Associates, CPODS, DME Consultants, Empire Southwest, Hunt Construction, Jones Concrete, Klondyke, Morrison Group, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Scott Business Group, ShelterCLEAN of Arizona, St. Mathews Neighborhood, The Support Sky Harbor Coalition, The CK Group, TranSystems, Trident Security, University of Phoenix and Wilson Electric Services Corp.
Austin Commerical and Empire CAT provided a backhoe and operator, and ShelterCLEAN provided power washing and pickup trucks.
This event is the third cleanup hosted by the Support Sky Harbor Coalition, a non-profit corporation that strives to educate the community about the quality-of-life and economic benefits Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport brings to the Valley of the Sun. The Support Sky Harbor Coalition will host additional community cleanups next year.
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Published: November 16, 2011