Cleaning the city

Americorps volunteers will help clean the community, thanks to a recent grant..

WILLCOX — Help is available for those who have difficulty bringing their property up to code.

The City of Willcox has received a grant from AmeriCorps, providing the city with a team of 12 individuals to work on local projects beginning Jan. 10, 2020, and continuing to April 4, 2020.

The team will be working on cleaning local properties belonging to individuals who are elderly or disabled, or for any other reason cannot maintain the property themselves. The cleanup work will include weed abatement, repairing fences, tree trimming, roof repair, as well as installing wheelchair ramps. The homeowner receiving assistance from the team would be responsible for purchasing maintenance supplies.

Aside from property maintenance, the team will be working with the Wings over Willcox Birding Festival, as well as canal maintenance.

“The City Council and the city manager are constantly looking for ways to make the most of the resources Willcox has, and this grant is an outgrowth of that commitment,” said Jordan Parrish, business engagement specialist for the city. “We’re really excited that these volunteers will be here to help out the community, and we’re just as excited to show them just how welcoming Willcox can be.”

Anyone who knows of a property owner who could benefit from this program should e-mail jparrish@willcox.az.gov or fill out the form on https://forms.gle/DG2BnEsiPQNhQr8f7.

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