Kathryn van der Pol
N. Shepherd community sponsors Community Clean-up Day
Help the N. Shepherd area be a better place to live and work
HOUSTON – (November 5, 2012) – Save the date and plan to volunteer with the North Shepherd Area Business Association (NSABA) as it organizes a community cleanup day of the entire area coupled with a plant-a-tree campaign. Help the N. Shepherd, Ella, 34th, 43rd and Pinemont area to be a better place to live and work on Saturday, November 10.
This year’s theme is “It’s our turf. Let’s take care of it.” Members of NSABA will be reaching out to homeowner associations, schools, churches, and business owners to take a look at their property and see what they can do to make it better. “If everyone takes care of their own and we all do it together, we can really improve the appeal of our area and show our community pride,,” said Kathryn van der Pol, owner of Adolf Hoepfl Garage and President of the NSABA. Volunteers will focus on cleaning areas that do not have obvious “owners,” such as bus stops, medians, sidewalks by vacant lots, etc. All 50 NSABA members will reach out to their neighbors and invite them to be part of this community wide event,
The first goal will be to pick up litter on N. Shepherd between 610 and W. Tidwell, and other thoroughfares from Oak Forest to Yale. The second goal is for volunteers to pledge to plant a tree from November 12th until January 31 to help replace the 100s of trees that died in last year’s drought. NSABA’
Volunteers will assemble at the Sears parking lot at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, wear comfortable shoes. Keep Houston Beautiful is providing safety vests, trash bags, and grippers. This will be a great event for teens, for residents, and business owners to take local pride in our community.
NSABA business owners are providing bottled water for the volunteers and transportation to the different starting points. Many local businesses will open to have cold water and a rest room available for the volunteers. Some are donating gift cards for raffles for the volunteers. Other businesses are setting up booths in the parking lot of Sears and providing hot dogs as a community outreach. NSABA asks everyone to spread the word to their neighbors whether they are residents, school officials, churches or local businesses.
NSABA started two years ago in the garage of Adolf Hoepfl & Son and now boasts more than 50 businesses, schools, and churches. They are united in making our area cleaner, safer, brighter, and cooler for business owners and residents!