A Community Clean Up in Altoona is scheduled for October.
The event will be held the first October 6 between 8 a.m. and noon.
This community initiative aims to clean up neighborhoods in Altoona, and help struggling homeowners make necessary repairs and maintenance to their properties.
“We are eager to launch the first annual Community Clean Up Day,” said Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico. “This event will not only improve the appearance of the designated clean up areas, but will create a sense of community and pride for the residents in these neighborhoods. It is our hope that the event will grow to include more areas of the city, and that the efforts of the volunteers will encourage all city residents to be energized to improve their own properties. One of the city’s greatest assets is our neighborhoods, and community involvement is critical in making a direct and positive impact.”
The clean up initiative will focus on two neighborhoods in Altoona: 18th Street to 24th Street from 11th Avenue to 15th Avenue and 7th Street to Kettle Street from 1st Avenue to 6th Avenue.
Volunteers will paint fences and porch railings, clean up, pull weeds from sidewalks, and trim bushes and trees that are overgrown and in the way of pedestrians.
The Community Clean Up Day is a partnership between the City of Altoona, United Way of Blair County, Operation Our Town, Altoona Blair County Development Corporation, and the Blair Companies/Blair Companies Real Estate.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Community Clean Up Day, sign up at:
http://www.unitedwayofblaircounty.org/volunteer by Friday, September 21. Groups of volunteers are encouraged to sign up and work together on a designated block.