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North Brookside Community Tree Planting Event
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North Brookside is planning a major tree planting event on May 21, 2011 starting at 9am –noon. North Brookside Cares is a partnership between Grace and Truth Community Development Corporation (GTCDC), Norwood Business Association,  Norwood Neighborhood Association, Loews Home Improvement, The Girl Scouts Of America (Gateway Chapter), The Boy Scouts Of America (North Florida Council),  GreenScape of Jacksonville, and Green ReLeaf (Jacksonville Energy Authority). These organizations will come together in a collective effort to plant trees, beautify various homes and common areas in the North Brookside Community.

What: An army of people will participate in this special day. We will roll up our sleeves with neighbors, friends, co-workers and local leaders, and work to transform this community.

During The Take Pride In North Brookside Beautification and Manicuring Event, North Brookside Cares will mobilize an army of business people, neighbors, friends, and local political leaders in a day of neighborhood change and awareness. We will plant trees and shrubs, landscape common areas and recognize successful partnerships. This planting event is unique, because the color focus of the trees will be lavender.

When: May 21, 2011 starting at 9am -noon

Where: The volunteers will meet at the former Norwood Elementary School, 6720 Norwood Avenue (enter property on Alderside Street)

The organizations involved in North Brook Side Cares are part of a neighborhood network of non-profits that work year-round to revitalize communities GTCDC, Norwood Business Association, and Norwood Business Association, Loews Home Improvement, The Girl Scouts Of America (Gateway Chapter), The Boy Scouts Of America (North Florida Council),  GreenScape of Jacksonville, and Green ReLeaf (Jacksonville Energy Authority).  Grace And Truth CDC is committed to improving neighborhoods, making homeownership possible, and providing quality affordable rental housing.

We transform abandoned and distressed properties into homes of choice. We bring business to areas once thought unprofitable and undesirable. Our organizations have a passion to transform the lives of the people we help - and the communities we serve.

We especially want to thank Anna Dooley of GreenScape of Jacksonville, for her wisdom and joyous planning resources. We are so grateful for Mike Robinson and Green ReLeaf (Jacksonville Energy Authority) for the donation of 95 trees and Mikes’ vast knowledge. This event could not happen without these partners.

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