The community is encouraged to join volunteers from local businesses including Chevron and Mechanics Bank, as well as public officials in a collaborative effort to spruce up the North Richmond Multicultural Family Senior Center at 515 Silver Ave.
During three volunteer work sessions from June 2 through June 9, the center will be prepped, painted, landscaped and will receive minor repairs. The goal is to make the important center more inviting so that more residents will visit and use its services.
See the flier below for dates and times of the volunteer work.
The effort is part of the Community Housing Development Corp.’s celebration of NeighborWorks Week.
Chevron Richmond has been a big supporter of the center and contributes $15,000 annually to keep it open. In January, a Chevron community engagement manager surprised the center’s tireless program manager, Corrine Sain, with an additional check for more than $12,500.
Operating on a shoestring budget, the center deserves the attention. It provides a variety of resources for low-income community members. During the winter holidays last year, 666 local families were fed there. The center is also where community leaders and advocates meet regularly to plan programs and projects that uplift the neighborhood’s quality of life.