Habitat for Humanity and City of Elmira to host Cities RISE Community Clean-Up Day


Sylvie Farr, Executive Director of Chemung County Habitat for Humanity and Emma Miran from the City of Elmira stopped by 18 News Today to discuss an upcoming community clean up.

Chemung County Habitat for Humanity would like to recruit 100 volunteers to lend a hand to neighbors during a Community Clean-Up Day. The clean up is set for Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volunteers will help with landscaping, trash pick-up and minor painting in a neighborhood along West 4th, West 5th and Clinton Streets between Davis and Columbia Streets.

The public is invited to participate in this family-friendly event and be part of the improvements planned for Elmira. Volunteers can register here, or by email at info@chemungcountyhabitat.org. Registration can also be done by phone at (607) 734- 1361. Volunteer registration must be done by August 2.

If you would like to receive services at your home from the volunteers, you can arrange that by phone at (607) 734- 1361.

Chemung County Habitat for Humanity is organizing this event in partnership with the City of Elmira as part of a neighborhood revitalization program through Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement (“Cities RISE”). Launched in April 2017, Cities RISE is a component of the New York Attorney General’s strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization and tackle blighted, vacant, or poorly maintained properties.

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