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Some People Have No Home During the Hottest Part of the Year Monday, Jun 18 2018 

Coalition for HomelessAs the temperature starts to rise and the sun gets hotter, its important for the community to share their compassion with neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and to work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger and/or homelessness. For most of us, the summer means trips to the lake, vacations with the family, pool parties, and neighborhood cookouts. For the people who are living on the streets of Louisville, extreme summer heat can mean life or death. Operation White Flag has already been issued several times this summer, which means that the heat index has reached 95 degrees or higher and all participating agencies open their doors, so people can remain inside, even if they don’t have a reserved bed. The Coalition for the Homeless has identified a few ways in which members of our community can help those who are less fortunate:

  1. Volunteer to join a local group like The Forgotten Louisville or Fed With Faith to help distribute food and other items to the homeless. They particularly need help during the summer with bottled water and sunblock.
  2. Volunteer with Dare to Care’s Summer Meals for Kids program, which provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for children across our community during the summer months.
  3. Join the Coalition for the Homeless‘ “Five Bucks A Month Club,” which helps fund Operation White Flag, to get one person off the streets and into shelter for one night each month during hot weather.
  4. Volunteer your time or plan a compassionate team building experience by contacting Metro United Way at (502) 583-2821, or RAK (Random Acts of Kindness), to find out what volunteer opportunities are available around the city.
  5. Advocate for more affordable housing through more community investment in the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
  6. The Center for Women and Families accepts donations of used cell phones, so that their clients always have a way to make a call in an unsafe situation. They can be dropped off at any of their locations. For more information call (502) 581-7200.
  7. Help by joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and educating your networks on homelessness in our community. Use the hashtag #TakeAStandLou to join the Coalition’s conversation about how you’ll take a stand for the homeless during the hot summer months.
  8. Make a difference in the life of a disconnected young adult by joining the Web of Support. Meetings are held at YMCA Safe Place Services on the fourth Thursday evening of each month. For more information, contact Corbin Hannah at HCorbin@ymcalouisville.org.
  9. Host a homeless young adult for a short period of time while they work with a case manager on a permanent housing solution. For more information, contact Liza Smith at esmith@homeoftheinnocents.org.

For more information, please visit www.louhomeless.org or call (502) 636-9550.

Responsible Recycling THIS SATURDAY! Thursday, May 10 2018 

DSC_3986The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is THIS Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro and it’s time to clean out your garage, basement and attic. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year, including Metro Public Works, which will be accepting many hazardous materials that normally must be taken to the Haz Bin site.

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2018 Responsible Recycling Flyer. Attached to the initial flyer is a complete listing of all accepted items. Please read it and note: TVs will not be accepted this year onsite, but may be recycled at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/electronics-recycling.

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year’s event.

All Shred
Genie E-Waste Recycling
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Police Department
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas
WaterStep

 

2018 Annual Responsible Recycling Event Wednesday, Apr 25 2018 

DSC_4027The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event has been set for Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. Please review the list for accepted donations and plan to donation items on May 12.

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year’s event.

All Shred
Genie E-Waste Recycling
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Police Department
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas
WaterStep

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2018 Responsible Recycling Flyer. A complete list of accepted items is attached to the flyer on pages 2-8.

For additional details on accepted items please click on a link below.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Guidelines
Genie E-Waste Recycling Accepted Items
Supplies Over Seas (SOS) Donation Flyer

We need volunteers to help make this event a success! Volunteer duties include directing traffic, assisting vendors, and unloading vehicles. Snacks will be provided! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at 574-3908 or email Kyle Ethridge.

D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 14 Tuesday, Apr 3 2018 

DSCN3040If you’ve been complaining about litter, here’s a chance to do something about it.

Please plan to join me on Saturday, April 14, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, we will be cleaning in the Clifton Heights neighborhood. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. on Lindsay Avenue near Brownsboro Road for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially start at 9:00 a.m. and fan out in the neighborhood. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions, please contact the office at 574-1109.

Please save the date and join us!

Volunteers Needed for Responsible Recycling Event – May 13 Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 

The District 9 Annual Responsible Recycling event is quickly approaching, Saturday, May 13, 2017, and we need YOUR help. We are looking for volunteers to help direct vehicles, assist vendors, obtain zip codes and unload vehicles.

Event information:

Saturday, May 13
Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road
Arrival time 8:45 AM until 12:45 PM – snacks will be provided

Contact Kyle Ethridge, kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov or 574-3908, for more information or to sign up.

 

Responsible Recycling – May 13 Thursday, Apr 13 2017 

The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

 

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year. Please review the following flyer for accepted donations and plan to donate items on May 13!

NEW this year, we will be accepting all HAZ BIN items AND LMPD will be onsite to collect unused or expired drugs. Please read the updated flyer below for a complete listing of what is accepted.

 

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year’s event.

All Shred
Commonwealth e-Waste
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas
WaterStep

 

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2017 Responsible Recycling Flyer

 

For additional details on accepted items please click on a link below.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Donation Guidelines
Commonwealth e-Waste Accepted Items
Supplies Over Seas (SOS) Donation Flyer

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office at 574-1109.

D9 Spring Community Cleanup – April 8 Thursday, Apr 6 2017 

FullSizeRenderPlease plan to join me and Legislative Assistant Kyle Ethridge on Saturday, April 8, for the D9 Spring Community Cleanup. In partnership with Brightside, we will be cleaning up Frankfort Avenue in preparation for the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast sandwiches, provided by the Clifton McDonald’s, and hot coffee, provided by Heine Brothers’ Coffee. The cleanup will officially start at 9:00 a.m. beginning at the Frankfort and Keats public parking lot and fanning out along Frankfort Avenue. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools and t-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beargrass Greenway Cleanup – February 18 Tuesday, Feb 14 2017 

Sydney Blandford, a student at Holy Cross High School, chose to concentrate her senior project on pollution by creating an awareness initiative, organizing a clean-up project at the Beargrass Creek Greenway. The clean-up will concentrate on the area near Lexington and Grinstead on Saturday, February 18th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

Volunteers should park at the old Jim Porters lot on Lexington Road, then walk to the entrance at Lexington and Grinstead for donated breakfast items from the Clifton McDonald’s and Heine Brothers’ Coffee.

Sydney has also collected donations from local businesses, including case prizes, which will be given away to volunteers by random drawing at the event.

D9 Fall Community Cleanup a Success! Friday, Oct 28 2016 

Thank you for volunteering with us on Saturday to work along the Frankfort Avenue corridor between Mellwood and Story Avenues. We worked to clear the sidewalk, clean sewer grates, clear debris that has accumulated along the side of the road, trim trees, mulch tree wells, weed and pick-up litter. It was an extremely successful event, and we couldn’t have done it without your help! Click here to check out the photos from the event, and watch for more improvements along this stretch of the road in the coming months.

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