A dumping hotspot at S. 45th Street and Ohio Avenue received a much-needed sprucing Monday morning thanks to the city and a monthly initiative by Chevron Richmond employees.
Nine Chevron Richmond employees picked up trash and pulled weeds at the location, then headed to 20th Street and Chanslor Avenue to paint over graffiti along the pathway.
“Neighbors at S. 45th and Ohio have been complaining to the city about the trash and weeds for several weeks, so volunteers were happy to help clean-up the site,” said Leah Casey, a community engagement specialist at Chevron.
Last month, Chevron Richmond began the first of what aims to be a monthly effort to help the Richmond Police Department’s code enforcement unit rid the city of blight. During that first effort, eight members of Chevron Richmond Refinery’s technical division helped clear litter and graffiti in the Interstate Highway 80 underpass near the Target store.
Code enforcement manager Tim Higares has said the volunteers are much appreciated given his departments ongoing budget constraints.