The 2018 BlockWork event has been set for Saturday, October 27, on, “National Make a Difference Day.” The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission are accepting volunteer applications through August 31.
BlockWork is a grass-roots program developed in 2010 by the Community Appearance Commission's Neighborhood Leaders Alliance (NLA). The event strives to bring residents and community volunteers together to build cleaner and safer neighborhoods, one block at a time. Working together with property owners, residents, city staff and other support groups, participants help neighborhoods establish a proactive approach with stewardship of housing resources.
Six successful BlockWork events have been held since its founding, including the initial event on S. Shaver St., which earned a National Make a Difference Day award and a $10,000 prize. Last year, volunteers worked in the 700 and 800 blocks of N. Lee St.
Projects include carpentry, painting, landscaping and general clean-up in a one-block area. Long-term maintenance responsibility is assumed by block property owners, residents, and neighborhood participants.
The BlockWork applications and guidelines can be found at www.salisburync.gov/Blockwork. Applications can be submitted by postal mail, email, or accepted in person with Alyssa Nelson at the City Office Building, 132 N. Main Street, Salisbury NC 28144 by Friday, June 15, 2018. For further information, please call 704-638-5235.