One clean team member commented that her group appreciated the organized community clean up project and that “it has motivated us to do our part and we plan to continue with the momentum through the summer.”
All participants are amazing people and the whole Rainier Valley should be grateful for their strength, vision, energy and compassion. We all benefit from having neighbors who walk the talk. Thank you!
With so many great accomplishments, the judges had a challenge in picking the ten prize winning teams that will receive a gift certificate to a local Rainier Valley restaurant. Food seemed to be the best way to express our gratitude: gifts from Mother Earth herself!
The organizers want to give special recognition to Jennifer Duong of Seattle Neighborhood Group, who took the lead on this project.
Thank you to the sponsors/donors and organizers: Clif Bar and Company, Department of Neighborhoods – City of Seattle, Healthy and Active Rainier Valley Coalition, HomeSight, Pepsi, PCC, Rainier Chamber, Rainier Valley Post, Safeway, Seattle Neighborhood Group, Seattle Tree Preservation and Starbucks Coffee.
Click here for before and after photos. And the winners are:
Looks like a great turnout and beautiful pictures. Thanks for cleaning up Rainier and Othello.
Please watch this video when you can. It is a call for volunteers from Michelle Obama.