March Extreme Endeavors: Adding New Neighborhoods in 2009
Last month, I shared how Extreme Community Makeover began in the Villa Park and West Colfax neighborhoods in 2008. As we moved ahead into 2009, we expanded into the Globeville and La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhoods, due to some relationships in place with a few groups who were located in these areas. As we added new neighborhoods, it became clear that more and more residents appreciated the services offered through the helping hands of volunteers, while we continued to see more and more volunteer groups who wanted to participate. The picture below is one of my favorites from 2009.
The rest of this message includes ways that you can get involved in ECM this year, while celebrating with us at our 10 year anniversary party on Friday, March 23. I hope to see you there!
One of our 2009 volunteer groups, Denver KLIFE
Extreme Yard Care
With spring right around the corner, are you looking for a lawn care service at your home? If so, we would be happy to talk more with you about that because our social enterprise, Extreme Yard Care, can take care of your lawn care needs! Here are the goals we are looking to achieve through Extreme Yard Care:
To provide quality, affordable lawn care services around the metro Denver area
To support the mission of Extreme Community Makeover
To provide employment opportunities for those who live in the neighborhoods served by ECM
The flyer below shares more details. Or you can head to our website. Contact EYC with any questions you have here.
Board of Directors Open House
Have you wondered what it means to be on a Board of Directors? We are recruiting 1-2 additional board members, so if you are interested in learning more, we are hosting an open house on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the ECM office (4200 Morrison Road, Unit 3, Denver, 80219). You can hear more about what it means to be on the board, meet the current board members, and ask any questions you have. RSVP to Angela to attend.
There is still time to join our Go: Westwood project, which is coming up on Saturday, April 21 at 8:30 am. Help us reach our goal of 500 volunteers, whether you join us as an individual or get a group involved. See the flyer below for more details. Contact Angela with questions.