Logan Neighborhood cleanup on Saturday to commemorate 9-11

Some 700 volunteers expected

Hazel Jackson, Logan Neighborhood Council, 509.340.1885

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9:13 a.m.

The Logan Neighborhood is mounting a massive cleanup campaign this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will commemorate those who lost their lives in the 9-11 tragedy.

Logan Innovation Grant Coordinator Hazel Jackson and Day of Service Coordinator Jim Rippy, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will coordinate more than 700 volunteers from Gonzaga University and the Moody Institute to clean alleys, streets and yards in an area bounded by Euclid to the north, Indiana to the south, Astor to the west, and Hamilton to the east. In addition to cleaning up the neighborhood, contractors will do small three-hour maintenance projects for selected homeowners.

“I want to thank Jim Rippy for his hard work and all of the volunteers involved in making this event possible,” Jackson says. “I am happy for the Logan neighborhood to be chosen to be part of the commemoration for those who lost their lives in the 9-11 tragedy.”

Spokane Council Member Amber Waldref, who sponsored the City Council Innovation Grant for the Logan Neighborhood, is happy to see such a large event coming together for the neighborhood.

“I am excited to see institutions and neighborhoods collaborating to improve the livability in Northeast Spokane,” says Waldref.

Participants will meet in the parking area at the corner of Dakota and Cleveland. Volunteers will be treated to ice cream floats in Mission Park after the cleanup.