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Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. Kicks Off the Ensley Neighborhood Love Your Block

Media Advisory
April Odom

May 5, 2017


Birmingham, AL – Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. will kick off the Ensley Neighborhood Love Your Block weekend project.

Love Your Block is a neighborhood revitalization and beautification initiative where neighborhoods are selected based on application standards which identify a community’s need that can be addressed through volunteer service projects with the goal of creating neighborhood pride and volunteerism.

“Through the efforts of this program, we have been able to activate and energize communities throughout the city,” Bell said. “In the 2016 cycle, 38 neighborhoods were awarded a total of $33,000 to sustain their communities.”

Ensley was awarded $1,500 as a Love Your Block grantee to have a neighborhood cleanup and a banner/flag dedication ceremony.


Both events will take place on Saturday, May 6 at the Ensley Car Wash and Detail Shop, 301 20th St.-Ave. C Birmingham, Ala. 35218 at 9:30 am.

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The City of Birmingham

In October 2012 Cities of Service announced that the City of Birmingham was one of 18 cities nationwide to receive funding from the Bloomberg Foundation. Grants from Cities of Service Impact Volunteering fund supports mayors who are harnessing the power of volunteers to address priority problems in their communities.


About Cities of Service

Cities of Service is a national nonprofit organization that supports mayors and city chief executives to engage local community and residents to tackle issues and solve problems together using impact volunteering. The organizations works with cities to help them establish and build city-led, citizen-powered programs that target specific needs and achieve measurable outcomes. Cities of Service provides technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities to drive long-term, positive outcomes that help to improve the quality of life in cities.


About the Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation understands the impact of hard work and sweat equity. More importantly, they understand that volunteering to improve the physical health of your neighborhood and community creates a healthier, more stable environment where families can thrive. They recognize that committed and motivated neighbors accomplish an enormous amount of important work in communities across the country.