Durham’s Annual Big Sweep Litter Cleanup Set for October 6

Volunteers Needed for Cleanup Sites Across Durham

Recent rains from Hurricane Florence have left litter strewn along creeks and roadsides throughout Durham. Residents ready to help protect fish and wildlife from harmful litter while also boosting the appearance of the community are invited to volunteer now for Durham Big Sweep 2018.

Last year’s annual fall cleanup removed more than 30,000 pounds of trash and recyclables that would have otherwise washed downstream into drinking water reservoirs. Volunteers can sign up now at www.durhambigsweep.org to join an existing cleanup or to register a cleanup site with their own group. If volunteers cannot participate on Saturday, October 6, they are encouraged to pick another day in September or October to roll up their sleeves and help clean up Durham.

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Hurricane Florence Recovery Resources

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Together for Resilient Youth September Tip

Good Night and Sweet Dreams

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.

The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.

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Edgemont Park NNO

NNO at Fisher Memorial United Holiness Church

Lyon Park and Five Oaks NNO

Transformation in 10 National Night Out

Hoover Rd residents have started to show unity and a sense of neighborliness in this community. NNO came as a perfect opportunity to bring the community together. We worked closely with Men of Vision to organize Hoover Rd first National Night Out. From planning meetings to the day of the event, we were there to assist. T2 setup popcorn and snow cones tables for the event, which was a huge hit. More than 80 people came out to support the event. T2 achieved a big milestone by bringing this community together at NNO.

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Back to School NC Safety Tips

National Night Out at the Gardens

Albright Celebrates PAC, Community and a Re-Designed Open Space

Community news submitted by Gwyn Silver, Albright Open Space Re-Design Project Coordinator

FIRST PHOTO:  At start of NNO with Pastor Wilhelm of The Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church taking the selfie.  SECOND PHOTO: Albright President Mrs. Dorothy Kelly with District 1 Police Officers  –Photos courtesy of Jesse Gibson
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