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Northridge Clean Sweep Week 17 Recap and Looking Ahead to Week 18

To all Northridge Stakeholders:

Awesome turn out and a great big thank you to all the volunteers that came out this past weekend in support of Operation Clean Sweep in spite of the early rain. What started out as a 2 man operation showered with sprinkles of rain rapidly exploded into a twenty plus party of dedicated warriors bent on having fun while cleaning up and improving our community? The efforts exhibited by these volunteers are greatly appreciated and demonstrates that by working together we are improving our community one block at a time.

A huge thank you to Ron (a.k.a Paul Bunion) & Marlene Wengler, Dick Rippey, Sumiko Mukasa, the Incredible Hulk (a.k.a Craig Michayluk), Allen, Nathan, Johnny, Cameron, Chris Williams, Freddie Rymond, Danny & Joann Phillips, Robert, Glen Wilson, Teri Grossman, Bspice & Sammie J Johnson, Juativa Spurlock, and a special thank you to our sister North Hills Neighborhood Council Board Members Ellie Hill Reese, Dawn & her beautiful daughter Hanna Ailetcher who showed up to help us tackled the mission of clearing a path from Germain to Chatsworth Street along the east side of Tampa Ave where the over growth of trees, pine needles, car parts and dirt impeded the path of travel while creating a safety hazard.

I would also like to thank Joann Phillips, Teri Grossman, and Ron Wengler for their hard work and commitment in cleaning up Devonshire Street between Wilbur and Vanalden on Thursday mornings. The efforts of Jamie and Sherry Ramstead for all their efforts to clean up the east side of Wilbur Street between Nordhoff and Dearborn. And the efforts of those unknown individuals responsible for cleaning up the debris along Devonshire street between Corbin & Oakdale Ave in Chatsworth.

With your help and that of the new volunteers that are stepping up and joining Operation Clean Sweep we are meeting the challenge to push back the blighted streets of this great city by demonstrating actions speak louder than words and that volunteering time and energy is fun and helps build a close knit neighborhood committed to a cleaner, greener and safer community that we all can be proud of.

Photos of last weekend’s clean-up effort can be seen HERE.

And now for this weekend:

You are all invited this Saturday 10/30/10 (7AM to 11:30AM) to join in the trend setting efforts of the Northridge West Neighborhood Councils sponsored Operation Clean Sweep along the East side of Tampa Avenue from Chatsworth to Nashville Streets. Saturday’s operations will be complimented by the parents and students from Beckford Elementary School who will be assisting us in cleaning up Chatsworth Street between Vanalden to Tampa. This event will continue the Councils efforts of reaching out into the local communities for their support and assistance in making Northridge a cleaner, greener, safer place to live, work, play and learn.

The goal will be to have all the chaperones and students remove debris along the south side of Chatsworth between Vanalden to Tampa. The second crew will continue cleaning up the debris between Chatsworth to Nashville Street in our march towards the 118 Freeway along the east side of Tampa Avenue. So please tell your friends, neighbors or anyone you think that maybe interested in joining our dream team of dedicated volunteers committed to having fun, meeting new people and making Northridge a cleaner, greener and safer place to live and work. Parking will be on Chatsworth Street along either the east or west sides of Tampa Avenue. We will be starting around 7AM and meeting on the corner of Chatsworth & Tampa Streets to review the work plan over coffee and bagels. At approximately 11AM we will begin barbequing and serving hot dogs, hamburgers, chips on the corner of Chatsworth and Tampa under the big tent. Please contact me if you have any questions or need directions.

With your help we are demonstrating that as a community we are stamping out blighted areas within our neighborhoods by joining hands and working together. Come join us as we work in unity at building a closer community. Thank you.

Tom Johnson
Northridge West Neighborhood Council

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