The Five Points West community, in partnership with the Five Points West/Crossplex Alliance, held its first major community clean-up on Saturday, April 28 in preparation for the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Tour coming to the community in May. 
This clean-up was sponsored and supported by the City of Birmingham Department of Public Works and the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission, in partnership with the Five Points West/Crossplex Alliance, the Five Points West Community Neighborhoods and REV Birmingham 
Approximately 200 volunteers participated in the clean-up that took place across the six neighborhoods in Five Points West – Belview Heights, Bush Hills, Central Park, Ensley Highlands, Fairview and Green Acres.  
“Many thanks and heartfelt appreciation to the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Public Works, Keep Birmingham Beautiful, all volunteers, Hands on BirminghamVillage Creek Society, and other community groups and organizations who came out to support the initiatives of the community to prepare to bring a NUSA Tour to Five Points West in May.” said community president, Dora Sims. 
Mrs. Sims wants to especially thank Mrs. Tonya Moore of State Farm who serves as Litter Chair Representative of the Five Points West/Crossplex Alliance and group facilitator, Mrs. Dianne Cain for their efforts to bring out members of the Alliance Group, and all the neighborhood officers who helped to make this event a success. 
The litter collected in the area is being displayed in a corral provided by the Park and Recreation department for one week at the intersection of Ensley Avenue and Bessemer Road to raise awareness of efforts to keep the area cleaner. 
All volunteers and support groups who helped to make this event a success are asked to join us again on Saturday, May 19th, in the Applebee’s lot at 2278 Bessemer Road at 8 a.m. for the final clean-up before the Tour Delegates’ arrival. You may email simsdora@att.net if you have questions.  

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