WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — On Saturday, September 13th, more than 200 volunteers came out for Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County’s (NHS) Neighborhood Pride Day in Manchester Square. Along La Salle Avenue, volunteers painted homes and fences, picked up trash, hauled away debris, removed graffiti and planted flowers in breezeways that were otherwise barren or covered with trash from illegal dumping.
Encouraged by feel-good music provided by 94.7 The Wave, neighborhood residents, NHS staff, LAPD, the office of assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and various community groups and universities including Empowerment Congress Southwest Area Neighborhood Council, the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation of Los Angeles County, and students from the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University, came together to lend a hand and to show their support for the beautification of the Manchester uare neighborhood.
In a short and inspiring speech given by Lori Gay, NHS president and CEO, Gay highlighted the importance of neighbor-hood revitalization events like Neighborhood Pride Day as they are “critical to the overall well being of LA’s communities.”
NHS of LA County holds monthly Neighborhood Pride Days all over the county, engaging volunteers
in areas like South LA and Compton in addion to neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley like Sylmar and Reseda.
For more information, please contact, NHS, (213)381?2862, or www.nhslacounty.org.