Saturday, February 27, 2010

Morrow’s Woodstone Condominiums Gets Neighborhood Watch

The City of Morrow will be implementing something new for the residents of the Woodstone Condominiums: a Neighborhood Watch Program. This will be the first Neighborhood Watch Program for the Woodstone Condominiums and for the City of Morrow. Like other Morrow neighborhoods, Woodstone Condominiums will also become a “PROUD Neighborhood.” The start of the two programs in the Woodstone Condominiums is in conjunction with a four day volunteer project labeled Morrow’s “Community within a Community Project.” The Morrow Business and Tourism Association, Volunteers for Communities and 20 students visiting from Boston College will help with the project.

The students from Boston College will help the residents of Woodstone Condominiums with painting, scraping, clearing, cleaning, carrying, lifting, tossing and any other activity required to help enhance the quality of life for the residents. At 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2010, the City of Morrow will have a tent set-up in the neighborhood for residents to meet with members of the Morrow Police Department and other City employees. There will also be a special “Big Reveal” to celebrate the project’s completion.

The students of Boston College are visiting through a program called Volunteers for Communities (VfC). VfC is a program of the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (Southeast RCAP) based in Roanoke, Virginia. The program trains communities throughout the Southeast to host volunteers and to help build community leadership. If you are interested in this program for your community, please contact VfC at (276) 699-1493.

The Volunteers for Communities program is a unique project which matches college student volunteers with communities in need of assistance with water and wastewater system improvements or economic development projects. These volunteers assist in a variety of ways such as painting houses and other buildings, digging trenches and laying pipes, and rehabilitating and weatherizing houses.

For more information about the Volunteers for Communities program, please contact Michael Sakowitz Twomey, President & Executive Director of the Morrow Business and Tourism Association, at 678-614-3824 or mtwomey@cityofmorrow.com. For more information about Southeast RCAP and VfC, visit http://www.southeastrcap.org/.
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