Bishop Andrew Jackson of Carriage Hills Community Church and director of Healthy Richmond is committed to seeing improvement for Richmond residents beyond the four walls of the church.
On Saturday, Nov. 20, Bishop Jackson will host Sweeping the City, a program that brings together community members, business owners, and city officials who will take it upon themselves to sweep the streets of Richmond.
“Cleaning up is one thing, but the main goal is for the community, business owners and city officials to unify so a true difference can be made,” said Bishop Jackson. Change starts with community members coming together to make their presence known, he said.
Bishop Jackson’s previous sweeping event in September involved more than 400 people who cleaned MacDonald Avenue between San Pablo Avenue and the Richmond Parkway.
This time, volunteers will clean Cutting Blvd from 9 a.m. to noon between San Pablo Avenue and the Richmond Plunge.
“Our vision and goal is to make the faith-based and nonprofit organizations visible and show love and support in the community,” he said.
Following the cleanup, there will be a rally, which will include community and faith based speakers, as well as Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.
To find out more about Sweeping the City, attend the next planning meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Miracle Temple A.P. Church, 2425 Cutting Blvd. Or contact Bishop Andrew Jackson at (510) 734-6291.