Thursday, April 25, 2013

Southwest Pride Community Cleanup 2013, April 27th

Volunteers in Southwest Louisville are ready to make a difference on Saturday, April 27th when they participate in an effort to help their community be a better place to live.

“The Southwest Pride Community Cleanup continues to be a great way for the people of our area to come together for a good cause,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “It is a joy to work side by side with people who come out and volunteer. They understand the pride we all have in the place we call home.”

The Valley Station Area Business Association along with Pleasure Ridge Park Area Business Association will join forces on Saturday with Metro Council members and Brightside for the cleanup beginning at 9:00am. From there crews will fan out to clean up streets, alleys and roadways.

Volunteers will meet at 9905 Dixie Highway in the Meijer parking lot next to Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. On-site registration for volunteers begins at 8:30am. The Cleanup begins at 9:00am and will last until 12:00pm.

“These folks do a great job of knowing what areas need to be cleaned up in PRP, Valley Station and Shively,” says Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14). “This is my first official cleanup as a Councilwoman and I look forward to meeting all these great volunteers and groups.”

Again this year, The VSABA will provide a cash reward will be provided to the group that has the largest amount of volunteers. A prize of $250 will go to the group with the largest amount of volunteers, then $150 for second and then $100 for third place. Your group must be physically present at the sign in location to participate in the cash award.

“This is a great way to meet new people and at the same time raise money for your group or organization,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25). “So come out and join us. Find some friends and neighbors and bring them along as volunteers.”

For more information about the Southwest Pride Community Cleanup, contact Jim Caskey at 502-937-6400 or by email at