NeighborhoodLIFTSM Beautification Day Coming to Historic West End Neighborhood
Volunteers to landscape and spruce up Peeples Street
Around 50 volunteers collaborated to spruce up and plant flowers along Peeples Street in Atlanta’s Historic West End on June 4 as part of the 30th annual national NeighborWorks Week. Four non-profits, Invest Atlanta, Trees Atlanta, two neighborhood associations and Wells Fargo pitched in.
The groups named the work day NeighborhoodLIFTSM Beautification Day to highlight the millions of dollars in down payment assistance still available to boost homeownership in the city. Three homeowners on Peeples Street recently used $15,000 each from the NeighborhoodLIFTSM program to buy their houses.
The beautification event was part of a celebration during which NeighborWorks® America and its network of local organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers in a week of neighborhood change and awareness all across the country.