Thursday, February 11, 2010

Green Team Takes Snowmageddon Down

For more than 20 hours during the recent snow storms, the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative’s Green Teams took on the snow, clearing curb cuts, sidewalks, and bus stops.   More than that, though, Green Team members allowed people to get out of their homes safely, to connect with others, to help others.

Some of what the Green Team did:

  • Saturday:   11 GT members targeted U street wheel chair ramps, sidewalks, and bus stops.   They put in five hours in blizzard conditions and cleared the ramps from 14th and U to 9th and U.
  • Sunday:   13 GT members targeted Columbia Heights 14th Street corridor. The weather conditions were better and they succeeded in clearing wheelchair ramps, sidewalks, and bus stops from 14th and Spring Road to 14th and Park Road.   In the five hours on the job, residents and businesses complimented the team members on the job they were doing, the service they were providing, in the community.
  • Monday:   Shaw from 9th and U Street to 9th and S Street and 7th and Florida Avenue to 7th and S Street was cleared by about 20 team members.   They cleared wheelchair ramps, sidewalks, and bus stops.   Again, lots of compliments from community members.
  • Tuesday:   Many more Green Team members worked on Kennedy Street and Georgia Avenue.   The nearly 30 members worked for seven hours clearing wheelchair ramps, sidewalks, and bus stops.   Compliments were common from neighbors.   Representatives from the mayor’s office stopped by to observe these hard working individuals.   Ward 4 CM Muriel Bowser also stopped by.

Our hat is off to our Collaborative colleagues who braved the blizzard to make the sidewalks safer for us all!

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