More than 1,700 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico will hold public events and use both traditional and social media to highlight the value and impact of national service to the nation’s cities. This initiative is being led by the federal agency for service and volunteerism, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), along with Cities of Service, the National League of Cities, and Mesa, AZ, Mayor Scott Smith – President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Jones also participated in the inaugural Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service last year.
After the 9:30 a.m. event, Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) initiative, AmeriCorps, VISTAS and Senior Corps will join in performing the following service projects around the city.
Locations Description of Service Projects
The Healing Place Gardening/mulching, exterior painting and fence repair
700 Dinwiddie Avenue
Great Shiplock Park Debris/Clean-up
Pear Street and Dock Street
The Carillon Pruning and moving small trees
1300 Blanton Avenue
William Byrd Community House Debris/Clean-up, grass-cutting, mulching
224 South Cherry Street
Project Homes (TBD) Moving boxes from home to pod for home repairs
Mayor Jones launched N2N to engage residents and City employees in volunteerism and to promote a new era of collaborative service as a strategy for City government. N2N projects have included mentoring children in schools, visiting the elderly, as well as providing home repairs for the elderly population, beautification projects throughout the city, supporting various special events, and youth programs to include back-to-school shopping and several others.
If you are interested in volunteering with N2N or for a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities, please visit www.RichmondGov.com/NeighborToNeighbor
If you have any questions or need assistance with registering with N2N, please call (804) 646-6528.