The morning started out cool and a hint of the winter weather was in the air as the U Rez team and Fathers to the Rescue members gathered along with other community leaders and organizations for the 1st Annual Coconut Grove Community Health & Education Fair.
To kick off the events of the day the U Rez Crew and Father to the Rescue (FTR) members helped take charge of several groups of neighborhood volunteers and led them through the streets with trash bags, gloves and colorful bandanas to identify their teams. Michael & Nate of U Rez/FTR lead the yellow clean up team and were joined with Alfred of FTR, Chris Hudson of St. Matthews and Ms. Sherry of Carver Elementary along with 13 youth from the Grove. It was a great time of cleaning up the neighborhood and helped raise awareness of just how important it is for the dignity of the community and the health of the environment to put the trash in the trash can and not on the ground. It was also a great time to connect some of the adults from the neighborhood with the children and strengthen those much needed bonds.
After picking up trash for a couple of hours the clean up teams all came back to Armbrister park where they took part in fun games, bounce houses, free food and booths of many different health and education organizations in and around the Grove. It was a great event and we hope to have another one next year.
Posted on November 13th, 2011 by Michael
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