Monday, April 18, 2011

Residents & Jackson groups clean up winter storm damage in Tent city

“Many hands make light work,” said Susan, with a hint of an Irish lilt in her voice.
Susan, a member of the Jackson Women of Today community service group, joined more than 30 people who gathered to clean up the debris from this winter’s storm damage in Lakewood’s Tent City Saturday, April 16th.
Social worker Tracy Boyer and Stephen Brigham, the unofficial leader of the Tent City community, recognized the need for a large-scale cleanup of the area and last Saturday told the Kiwanis Club of Jackson about it.  The following afternoon a four-member team examined the site and developed a plan.  Six days later a group of community service volunteers, along with the majority of Tent City residents, joined together in the cleanup effort.
“Working together, we’re dynamite!” said Mario Guerra, a Tent City resident.
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