Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thanks for coming out to help 'Redd Up Homewood' this past Saturday!

Thanks for coming out to help 'Redd Up Homewood' this past Saturday! Volunteers picked up 160 bags of trash as well as three mattresses, numerous tires, and other large pieces of debris from six locations around the neighborhood. Other volunteers, led by GTECH Strategies and Phipps staff, planted and mulched a vacant lot and constructed several elements that will be part of a larger tactical urbanism installation that will be completed on the day of the Pittsburgh Marathon, May 1, 2016. Clean up supplies were donated by Allegheny Cleanways and donations from Coffee Tree Roasters, the East End Co-op, and Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches kept volunteers fueled and refreshed!

If you're looking to stay involved, consider joining your neighbors this Sunday, May 1, to 'Get Up for Homewood' anytime from 6:30 am - 1:30 pmHelp cheer on the runners of the Pittsburgh Marathon as they power through mile 18 of the 26-mile stretch across our city! This year we’ll be partying birthday style to celebrate the bicentennial of Pittsburgh. The Homewood Fluid Station was voted ‘Favorite Neighborhood on the Course’ by runners in 2015. In addition to our award-winning water station, located at 7130 Frankstown Ave, there will be games, activities, food, and music for all to enjoy. After the marathon, Operation Better Block will be hosting a cookout as a thank-you to the neighborhood and volunteers. 

This is a wonderful chance to support marathon runners while engaging with friends, community members, and folks you may have met at the Community Dinner and Redd Up. Help spread the love in Homewood and invite your friends to join you - the more the merrier!

Please note that Frankstown Ave. and N. Braddock Ave. will be closed from 7 am to 12:30 pm.

We hope to see you there!

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