NeighborWorks America Launches 31st Annual NeighborWorks Week
Friday, June 06, 2014
On June 7, GROW South Dakota (located in Sisseton, SD) in conjunction with NeighborWorks America, kicks off the 31st annual NeighborWorks Week. NeighborWorks Week is a weeklong celebration in which thousands of volunteers come together to help make their communities healthy, sustainable places. This is a record-setting year for NeighborWorks Week, with more than 200 groups holding more than 300 events across the country. NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities, supports a network of more than 240 nonprofits, located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
“NeighborWorks Week is our annual tradition of showcasing how people can transform and strengthen communities,” said Chuck Wehrwein, acting president and chief executive officer of NeighborWorks America. “The news is rife with stories of foreclosed homes and decaying downtowns, but there many positive examples of residents, civic and business leaders, and organizations like NeighborWorks members that collaborate to create and maintain places where people want to live and do business.”
Participants perform home repairs, neighborhood cleanup, recognize successful partnerships, and host events that educate, train and create social connections. If you would like more information regarding NeighborWorks Week, please contact the GROW South Dakota office at 605-698-7654. GROW South Dakota is an EOO.
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