If your 2018 resolution includes getting involved in community service, getting exercise, or getting to know your neighbors, then you’re in luck.
On Jan. 6, we have a resident-led opportunity that will kick-start all three. Adeola Oke of Eastmark Leadership Class 3 is spearheading the Eastmark Street Squad initiative and rallying residents for a monthly litter round-up throughout the neighborhood the first Saturday of each month.
As residents, we each play a role in keeping Eastmark the great-looking community we all know and love, but let’s face it, right now we live smack dab in the middle of a construction zone. While all that development is exciting, it can also get a bit, ahem, messy.
While our professional landscaping crews make their scheduled rounds throughout Eastmark, they take care of trash in the area. But they do not cover the entire community every day, and we all know a good gust of wind can knock over a trash barrel or send construction debris flying.
No one likes to trip over a soda can on their morning stroll or find food wrappers in their flowers. We get it. It’s frustrating and unsightly.
But if we all pitch in, we can help keep it clean. We are all responsible for being good stewards of our community, and sometimes that even means picking up left behind litter.
It’s a chance for residents of all ages to spend one hour, one Saturday a month collecting trash, logging some steps, and keeping Eastmark beautiful. Did we mention it’s also a great way to meet new neighbors? Now that’s what we call squad goals.
Oh, and if you know a student who needs community service or volunteer hours, send them our way, too.
What: The Eastmark Street Squad will head out into the community for one hour of litter pickup. We’ll focus on a specific section of the neighborhood each month.
When: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018; 7:30 to 9 a.m. Can’t make it this month? Not a problem. Join the Street Squad the first Saturday of every month.
Where: Meet at The ‘Mark to grab some trash bags before heading out.
Who: This service project is open to all residents, all ages.
How: You can volunteer by signing up here.
Of course, if you come across an area in the community that needs immediate attention, please help us by submitting a Community Concern form so we can address the situation quickly.
Questions? We’re here to help. Drop us a line.
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