Volunteers, local business and churches turn out
Fairfield, Calif.- The Housing Services Department launched its first annual “Touch Up the Town” event on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in the Heart of Fairfield downtown area, between, Jefferson, Broadway, Ohio, and Great Jones streets, and the block surrounding the former Sem Yeto school site.
The event consisted of a neighborhood clean-up, free garbage dump day for neighborhood residents, weeding and grass cutting, and repair and painting at 1147 A Broadway. Many of the sponsors provided tools and supplies as well as funding for this event.
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The volunteers were briefed, given supplies, snacks, a Touch Up the Town T-shirt, and organized into five teams. By noon, the clean-up work was completed, and the participants gathered at Berean Baptist Church for a free lunch provided by Los Altos Mexican Restaurant.
The event was a collaboration of 31 community volunteers, local businesses, churches, and contractors. City staff volunteers from various departments including Community Development, Parks and Recreation, and Housing Services participated and provided support.
Other departments provided additional support such as the City Manager’s Office and Public Works, which also provided tree trimming in and around the target area.
Republic Services provided three dumpsters for both trash and yard waste. Additional sponsors included local businesses and churches, including Los Altos, Kelly-Moore Paints, Allstar Rents, Dutch Bros, Foster Lumber, Republic Services, Home Depot, Target, Andy’s Pawn Shop, Million Design Salon, Pro Builders, Norcal Concrete, and Berean Baptist Church.