DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(061018) – NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT EVENT IN ODESSA, TEXAS

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 10, 2018 – MAYOR DAVID TURNER, OFFICIALS FROM THE CITY OF ODESSA, AND VOLUNTEERS FROM COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONS GATHERED ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH TO WORK ON IMPROVING A NEIGHBORHOOD IN CENTERAL ODESSA. SEVEN HOUSES LOCATED AT CENTER AND PATTON, WERE SET FOR REVITALIZATION. IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE PAINTING, MINOR REPAIRS AND LANDSCAPING. (DAVID TURNER, MAYOR, CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS) “OUR CITY OF ODESSA PEOPLE OUT HERE, WORKING ON THE ALLYS, TAKING BULKY ITEMS, AND DOING WHAT WE CAN.” MAYOR TURNER PLANS TO REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHT THE CITY. AND INVITES INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERNCE IN ODESSA. (DAVID TURNER, MAYOR, CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS) “WE NEED TO MODLE SERVICE FOR THE YOUNGER PEOPLE. IT’S O.K. TO TAKE A SATURDAY OUT OF THE YEAR MAYBE TWO SATURDAY’S AND GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY, BECAUSE IT REALLY PAY DIVIDENS IN THE END.” STUDENTS FROM LOCAL THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THE PATTON STREET NEIGHBORHOOD. (ASHLEY JARAMILLO, STUDENT, VOLUNTEER) “IT’S GOOD TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED, JUST LIKE IF YOU’RE IN NEED, I WOULD HELP YOU) (ARMANDO CALANCHE, STUDENT, VOLUNTEER) “IT FEELS GOOD, AND I’M HAPPY TO DO IT FOR THEM.” THIS REVITALIZATION IS PART OF THE ADOPT A BLOCK PLAN FOR THE CITY OF ODESSA. SUPPLIES WERE PROVIDED BY KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL AND A GRANT FROM THE UNITED WAY. (CLAUDIA ORTEGA, EDUCATION AND EVENTS COORDINATOR, KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL) “WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH THIS, WE WANT TO COME IN AND HAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD TAKE OVER, YOU KNOW MAINTAIN IT. SO, WE ARE EMPOWERING THEM TO TAKE OVER.” APPROXIMATELY 70 VOLUNTEERS SIGNED UP TO HELP ON SATURDAY’S REVITALIZATION PROJECT ON PATTON STREET. (CLAUDIA ORTEGA, EDUCATION AND EVENTS COORDINATOR, KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL) “THEY COME FROM DIFFERENT BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONS. WE HAVE NALCO, COVIA. WE HAVE ORGANIZATIONS LIKE: YPO, YOU KNOW. SO, WE HAVE DIFFERENT BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS AS WELL.” IF YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER CONTACT KEEP ODESSA BEAUTIFUL AT 432-335-4686 FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera