FIGHT THE BLIGHT DAY SATURDAY, JUNE 4th
This Saturday, the City of New Orleans is planning the 3rd Fight the Blight Volunteer Day from 10:00am 1:00pm. Throughout the past year, residents have made it clear that they are serious about fighting blight.
The comprehensive blight strategy, including organized volunteer efforts, has resulted in marked progress, but it will continue to take all hands on deck to truly rid our city of blight. Saturday’s Fight the Blight Volunteer Day, just like the previous two, reflects a true partnership between the City, local neighborhood organizations, local non-profits and volunteers from throughout the community.
Efforts will be targeted within a five-block radius of open schools, playgrounds, and high-traffic commercial corridors.
The five locations for the 3rd Fight the Blight Volunteer Day will be:
George Washington Carver Park, 7424 Prytania St. at Leake Avenue. (District A)
Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Corridor, 1529 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (District B)
St. Roch Playground, 1829 St. Roch Street (District C)
Union Playspot, Corner of St. Roch and Humanity (District D)
Di Benedetto Playground, 4700 Papania (District E)
Activities will include litter abatement, strategic demolitions, grass-cutting, neighborhood beautification, code citing, and painting. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves.