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2021's BlockWork Project is looking for volunteers!

The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission are looking for volunteers for the 2021 BlockWork event!

BlockWork is a grass-roots program started 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. Projects encompass the exterior of the homes and 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.

BlockWork 2021 will focus on the 600 and 700 blocks of South Ellis Street. It will be spread out over two days: “Lowes Red Vest Day,” on Tuesday, October 19 and “Make a Difference Day,” on Saturday, October 23. Volunteers can sign up for as many two-hour time slots as meets their personal schedule, and will receive a t-shirt, mask, gloves, meals, snacks and drinks.

Ten 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. This year, BlockWork won a $100,000 grant through Lowes 100 Hometowns program.

We welcome all skills and abilities! To be a volunteer, fill out the online application, or request a printed copy from blockwork@salisburync.gov.

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