Thursday, September 10, 2009

DoSomething to help our community

Today my office partnered with DoSomething and the Sisterhood of the Traveling BDUs to host a community cleanup in the neighborhood around Belmont High School. Volunteers collected trash, planted a tree near the school, distributed information about the MillionTreesLA free tree program, and inspired residents and students in the neighborhood to become block captains and to "do something" to help their community.

The clean-up was organized in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. This is especially significant because Sisterhood of the Traveling BDUs is an organization of teen girls whose parents or relatives are in the military. The Sisterhood's goal is to work together to improve communities at home while their loved ones are deployed, and to help military girls connect with other teens who face the same challenges.