Local non-profit seeking volunteers for Maides Park clean-up

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Maides Park playground. Photo by Christina Haley.
Maides Park playground. Photo by Christina Haley.

Volunteers are needed to help spruce up a Wilmington park next Saturday.

The Maides Park Community Center and Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to clean up Maides Park located at 1101 Manly Ave. on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release from Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the neighborhood park by 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

Habitat staff will provide coffee, snacks, and the essential work gloves and trash bags. Everyone in the community is invited to participate to help beautify the neighborhood by picking up trash and debris. The historic, tree-lined neighborhood is home to hundreds of families and serves as the gateway to Maides Park. The city park provides a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities for local families.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Maides Park residents and the staff of the community center,” Cape Fear Habitat’s Executive Director Steve Spain said.”This cleanup initiative brings the neighborhood together and reflects the great pride that residents have for the area. We can make a real difference when we combine resources and helping hands.”

Through partnerships, dedicated residents, and community volunteers, the local non-profit hopes to improve the appearance of neighborhoods, while encouraging constructive dialogue about the goals for local neighborhoods.

“Habitat is committed to working with local neighborhood associations – beginning with this community cleanup – to create safer and more attractive environments where families can live and play,” Spain said.

Cape Fear Habitat is partnering with the Maides Park Community Center, which offers an afterschool program, ‘Kids Night Out’, and summer camps. Support from the community ranks high on the community center’s needs for continued success. The cleanup on Saturday is just a small part of Habitat’s goal to make a difference in their backyard.

The community center at Maides Park.
The community center at Maides Park.

Community volunteers will also have a chance to share ideas on how to make local neighborhoods better places to be. In addition to the community center, the City of Wilmington’s Solid Waste Division has agreed to pick up all of the collected trash from the cleanup.

For more information about next Saturday’s clean-up contact Josh Rammel at josh@capefearhabitat.org. Click here to visit the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity website.