NeighborWorks® Week is sponsored by NeighborWorks® America and its network of local organizations who mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, business people, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. They rehab and repair homes, paint and landscape properties, conduct neighborhood tours, recognize successful partnerships, and host events that educate, train and inform.
NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources has organized a two weeks full of community events for NeighborWorks® Week 2013. This year NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources will celebrate their 18th Annual Paint the Town. NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources and volunteers will be painting five homes in the three communities. Homes are located in Rapid City, Box Elder, and Edgemont. NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources has organized volunteers from local organizations throughout Western South Dakota to provide a fresh coat of paint for homes that were in need. Painting will take place throughout the week of June 1st and run through June 16th. Paint the Town is sponsored by South Dakota Housing Development Authority “Paint South Dakota”, NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources, and NeighborWorks® America.
Tuesday, June 4th, NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources will celebrate their 11th Annual Trolley on The Trail Event. The combined effort consists of the use of the trail from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, use of a Trolley from the City of Deadwood and reservations taken by NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources. The Trolley on the Trail is a combined endeavor to give disabled or handicapped people access to the Mickelson Trail. Additional Trolley on the Trail dates take place on July 2nd, and September 3rd . Thanks to sponsorships with local businesses, this ride is provided free of charge.
Saturday, June 8th, NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources and the Central City Neighborhood Council will host the 5th annual “Community Plant Exchange” at the Pizza Lab in Central City. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange extra plant items with their neighbors. New and experienced gardeners are welcomed and encouraged to join in on this great community event. Attendees are not required to bring exchange items to participate. The Plant Exchange will also be hosting a Food Drive for the Lord’s Cupboard in Lead.
NeighborWorks® Week activities will continue throughout the month of June. NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources, along with many other local organizations are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Open Summer Market “Lead Live”. Lead Live will take place the 2nd Tuesday’s of the Summer Months from 5:30pm-8:30pm. June 11th will be the kick off of this great community event.
On Saturday, June 15th, the annual Treasures, Trash & Cash tri-city rummage sale will be held the morning. Locations will be published in the Black Hills Pioneer the week prior to the event.
Each NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources event engages residents to be participating in community events and provides residents the chance to volunteer and beautify our community.
About NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources: NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources is a private nonprofit organization that has been assisting in providing decent, safe and affordable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods for twenty years. NeighborWorks® has helped more than 950 families realize their dream of homeownership. NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources provides decent, safe and affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods throughout the Western South Dakota communities. For more information on NeighborWorks® Dakota Home Resources or NeighborWorks® Week, contact Stephany at 605-578-1401 or visit us on the web at www.NeighborWorks®dhr.org