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Northeast Times | April 20, 2018

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Neighborhood Initiative Program Celebrates 10th Year of Improving Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Initiative Program Celebrates 10th Year of Improving Neighborhoods

The City of North Richland Hills will mark the 10th anniversary of the Neighborhood Initiative Program with a Fix It Blitz event on October 18 and 19, 2014. During the blitz, community volunteers will complete much needed yard and home maintenance projects for low income elderly and disabled residents and single parents. Projects will include landscaping, tree trimming, fence repair, debris removal, light construction, painting and more.

During the past 10 years, Neighborhood Initiative volunteers have completed 620 projects to help homeowners who are not physically able to take care of their property and cannot afford to hire someone to help. The program has allowed residents to continue living safely and comfortably in their own homes and has also helped to make their neighborhoods a better place by promoting basic property maintenance and higher community standards.

The Neighborhood Initiative Program is coordinated by city staff, but accomplished through community volunteers, churches and businesses willing to give their time and resources. The program exemplifies what caring truly means and is a great example of what can be achieved when local government, residents and businesses work together.

Eleven projects will be completed during the upcoming Fix It Blitz. Participating groups include City of North Richland Hills employees, North Park Baptist Church, North Richland Hills Baptist Church, Northgate Pentecostal Church, and the Bowtie Kings Fort Worth Truck Club.

For more information about the Neighborhood Initiative Program, call the Neighborhood Services Department at 817-427-6650 or visit www.nrhtx.com/NIP.

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