Keep Virginia Beautiful Awards $1,000 Grant to City of Manassas/1 By Youth
by Cindy Brookshire
City of Manassas and community partners are bringing back the award-winning 1 By Youth to Point of Woods 1, 2 & 3 neighborhoods on May 14, 2011. Photo by Lynn Grizzard.
The City of Manassas has been awarded a $1,000 grant for its 1 By Youth project by Keep Virginia Beautiful, which is awarding “30 Grants in 30 Days” throughout the month of April. The City, whose grant will be awarded on April 21, won in the Beautification and Community Greening Category. The grants are made possible by Keep Virginia Beautiful’s partners, Walmart and Waste Management.
City of Manassas and community partners are bringing back the award-winning 1 By Youth to Point of Woods 1, 2 & 3 neighborhoods on May 14, 2010. Photo by Lynn Grizzard.
The massive “one day, one community, one impact” 1 By Youth project will bring 1,000 volunteers into the City’s Point of Woods 1, 2 & 3 neighborhoods on Saturday, May 14 to do home repairs, playground rehab and other revitalization and community-building projects.
The focal point will be raising a gazebo and creating a gathering place in memory of Manassas City Police Department’s Sgt. John D. Conner III, who was killed in the line of duty in 1988. National Police Week is May 15-21.
To preview a three-minute video about the project, go to http://www.vimeo.com/22582392. The video was produced by Jen Collins, a Masters student in the Film and Video program at American University. Collins attended middle school and high school in Manassas Park.
City of Manassas Neighborhood Services still needs volunteers and donations for the May 14 project. For more information, contact Christen Zenich at 703-257-8315 or firstname.lastname@example.org .or visit 1ByYouth.com.
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment. Goals include engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information through five impact areas: Litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, beautification, and environmental education. For more information on KVB, go to http://www.keepvirginiabeautiful.org.
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