Welcome to We Care!
Our boundaries run north to south from the railroad tracks to Washington Street and east to west from Belmont Avenue to Tibbs Avenue.
Numerous activities in the neighborhood were held to bring the community together. Starting in January 2010 with the chili supper, which was a success.
In April 2010 we had an Easter egg hunt at Washington High School which was enjoyed by several children of the neighbor-hood. Also in April, was our first of many neighborhood clean ups. Several areas were rid of trash that had accumulated over the winter months. We worked for a full 8 hours that day walking the streets and alleys. Lunch was served at the Steelworker’s Union Hall by Pat Frazee.
During the month of May 2010 we did a membership survey to recruit new members for the association. Bags were handed out with numerous information pamphlets helpful to our neighbors.
One great accomplishment was that for the first time in 10 years the tall weeds, grass and trash along the railroad tracks were cleared to the point you could see downtown. This remained cleared for the entire summer. Numerous small trash cans were placed around the neighborhood on light poles.
In August 2010, on one of the hottest days of the summer, we held a National Night Out Against Crime at the Steelworker’s Union Hall. The fire and police departments were present and well received by neighbors in attendance. Also enjoyed that evening was a cake walk, tiny tot contest, talent contest, gardening booth and of course food and drinks for all.
We have had public safety meetings every month with special speakers representing various facets of public safety.
In September 2010, we were awarded a Public Ally to promote civic engagement. They were provided through a grant for people to spend time in our community from INRC. The Public Ally’s goals are to complete several surveys before we can apply for grant money to complete the park designated at Addison and Jackson Streets. There will be different events to promote the park and community engagement.
Come and see why we are called We Care!