Clean & Clear is Five Points South’s bi-annual cleanup event in partnership with UAB’s Into the Streets student program. From trash collection to clearing sidewalks and greenery efforts, last weekend was an opportunity to give back to Five Points South.
“We hope volunteering for Clean & Clear will become a regular event for residents, visitors and business owners,” said James Little, District Manager for REV Birmingham. “There are always many projects and needs to tackle, and we hope to see our community get a lot done during these events.”
“It’s a great opportunity for area residents, visitors and businesses to explore the area while giving some TLC,” Little said. “Also, if anyone in the community notices a troublesome spot—litter, graffiti, etc.—we can add it to the list to address during the next Clean & Clear, later in 2017.”
We hope beautification efforts like this will help create a higher quality of life by attracting visitors and residents, reducing crime and creating pride in the neighborhood where we live, work, play and worship.
Clean & Clear’s Impact
- 38 Volunteers
- 114 Volunteer Hours
- Cleaned & Cleared more than 1400 feet of sidewalks/alleys
- Collected more than 100 bags (1500 pounds) of trash
Thank you to everyone who participated!
This Sunday, a group of volunteers will embark on a façade improvement project at The Shop on 1st Avenue – cleaning and painting the outside of the building.
From the terrazzo floors to the alley mural, the New Ideal building is full of history, and its redevelopment is sure to bring even more vibrancy to the already bustling block it shares with The Pizitz. Here are three reasons we are excited about the New Ideal Lofts project – and we hope it makes you say #YayBham too!
Come join Young Pioneers of Birmingham, in support of REV Birmingham, for coffee and doughnuts with Bill Smith of Shipt and David Fleming of REV on Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Shipt HQ!