The BBA Public Service Committee is proud to announce its partnership with Red Mountain Park, Children's Village, and the Firehouse Shelter for this year's Service Juris Day. Don't miss this great opportunity to join friends and colleagues and serve the community! Sign-up today by e-mailing Marlena Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jequette Edmonson at email@example.com.
Click here for a brochure of projects, or read below:
Red Mountain Park: Located at 2011 Frankfurt Drive off West Lakeshore Parkway, Red Mountain Park serves our community with hiking trails and other outdoor activities. Volunteers for this project will get a sneak preview of the meadow, which is not yet open to the public. It is a signature green space for the Park's Forest Restoration Plan to reintroduce indigenous foliage and attract native animal species. While much of the are has been cleared by heavy machines, volunteers are needed to finish the work by hand to remove underbrush and vines from the bases of mature trees.
Children's Village: Located at 2011 18th Street SW in Birmingham, Children's Village provides long-term placement for abused and neglected children in Jefferson County. This project involves demolishing a shed on the property and lawn maintenance. Volunteers are asked to please bring the following lawn equipment, if available: wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, axes, tree trimmers, and chainsaws.
The Firehouse Shelter: House donated to the Firehouse Shelter, located at 525 Cotton Avenue in Birmingham. Since December 1983, the Firehouse Shelter has operated as a men's homeless shelter. Today, it offers affordable housing (at 15 different sites) to over 213 people every night and serves at least 300 men each day in some capacity (meals, clothing, job interviews, and GED and literacy tutoring). Volunteers for this project will help prepare a donated house for homeless fathers which will be the first of its kind in Birmingham. The project includes cleaning, lawn maintenance, and installing new floors. Please bring cleaning supplies and/or gardening tools.
**Friends & Family are welcome, and don't forget pizza and refreshments at Dave's Pizza in Homewood following the projects!!**