After a successful clean up along Belmont in January, Sunnyside residents joined volunteers from Richmond and other nearby neighborhoods to give Hawthorne a good cleanup on March 13, 2021. The event was hosted by Vincent Dawans, SNA Cleanup Coordinator in collaboration with Richmond resident Beth Nesser from Inner South East Action.
The 34 volunteers were divided in teams of 4 to 7 assigned to 6 different sections along both sides of Hawthorne from SE 28th to SE 49th. State Representative Rob Nosse was among the volunteers. Together we filled a entire pickup truck worth of bags that were dumped in a nearby construction dumpster in which space was donated by Richmond resident Dan Beard of Beard’s Restoration & Remodeling (www.beardsrestoration.com)
As of publication date, a follow-up maintenance cleanup is planned along the same route on May 2, 2021. If you are interested in volunteering in future cleanup efforts, please contact Vincent Dawans, SNA Cleanup Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org