Clean And Green Is April 6 In Downtown Chattanooga

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Individuals, company teams and civic groups will volunteer their time on April 6, to make Downtown Chattanooga a healthier and more beautiful area for residents and visitors to enjoy. Clean and Green, a River City Company program, will be in its third year of improving the liveability and cleanliness of downtown districts, neighborhoods and gateway neighborhoods along with this year’s partner Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) and sponsor Volkswagen Chattanooga.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. in Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street, volunteers are amassed to check-in, receive supplies, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and receive their designated area of downtown to clean up for the day.

With the goal of 1,000 volunteers for the Clean and Green event, River City Company is asking all Chattanoogans to roll up their sleeves and make a difference.

Tiffanie Robinson, director of Creative Strategies for River City Company said, “Clean and Green is the perfect opportunity for individuals, civic groups and businesses looking for volunteer opportunities to spend a little time that makes a big, collective difference. We have plenty of tasks and need all 1,000 volunteers to complete them.”

Tom Cupo, a former Clean and Green volunteer who is the general manager at The Chattanoogan Hotel, asserts that “Clean and Green is an easy, fun and rewarding program to get involved with. It’s great to see the community come together and champion something the helps everyone.”

To sign up for Clean and Green, please visit causeway.org/cleanandgreen to pledge your time. For additional information, contact Tiffanie Robinson at trobinson@rivercitycompany.com or 423 265-3700.

Since 2011, Clean and Green has been successful with the help of over 1,650 volunteers who have collected over 3,000 bags of trash, removed graffiti from more than 100 buildings and monuments, and cleaned 55 city block and various neighborhoods multiple times.

According to Jen Politano, the Partnership and Program coordinator for CNE, “Each of our neighborhoods has a unique and supportive character that lends so much stability to the infrastructure of our city as whole. We believe it is very important to continue to strengthen and sustain our neighborhoods, the families, and individuals that make them up. Clean & Green lends the opportunity for each participant to get to know their neighbors better and work alongside each other in making our neighborhoods more beautiful, taking pride in the place where we live.”

 


Whitfield Cert Adds 10 New Members After Emergency Response Training

A father-son duo and a husband-wife team were among the 10 people who completed Whitfield County’s Academy 11 CERT training on Nov. 8-9.  The 10 new Community Emergency Response Team members increase the total to 208 men and women who have completed the emergency training since classes began here in 2010.   The graduates, who completed the intensive training ... (click for more)

The Salvation Army Of Greater Chattanooga Expecting To Feed More Than 1,000 Hungry Neighbors This Week

The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, hosted the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Festival Wednesday, from noon–2 p.m. at 800 McCallie Ave. Over 200 were served by 50 plus volunteers. The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to over 600 homebound neighbors Thursday, on Thanksgiving Day.   Volunteers will arrive at 9 a.m. to begin deliveries ... (click for more)

Woman Assaulted, Man Shot In Chamberlain Avenue Home Invasion

A woman was assaulted and a man shot in a home invasion on Chamberlain Avenue early Friday morning. At approximately 4:43 a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 2708 North Chamberlain Ave. for a home invasion/shooting.   Officers discovered that a black male forced entry into the residence and assaulted the first victim, a female. Th e suspect ... (click for more)

10-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In Attack By Pit Bull At His Home In Sale Creek

A 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by a pit bull on Thanksgiving Day morning. At approximately 10:12 a.m. deputies were called to 175 Daugherty Ferry Road regarding a report of a dog attack on a child. On arrival the Sale Creek Fire Department found the child on the front porch of the residence.  The child’s father said his son came ... (click for more)

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A ‘Black Friday’ Poem

On this, “Black Friday,” when frantic shopping and crowded aisles cause some nerves to wear thin, please allow me to share a poem a friend sent me not long ago called “Shoes in Church.” Perhaps it will be fitting: SHOES IN CHURCH I showered and shaved. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes. I saw ... (click for more)