Volunteers are needed to tag thousands of tires for removal by heavy equipment, to mow, to pick up debris and to restore a playground.

Sandbranch has appeared in Dallas news articles recently because the landowners in the tiny, historically African American community have declared that they will take care of the community's problems themselves, by using volunteers and a variety of grants to clean up the neighborhood and provide it with clean water. The neighborhood of about fifty homes has endured years of being used as an illegal dump site. Neighborhood water wells became contaminated in the 1960s. The homes were built in a flood plain prior to building code changes for flood-prone houses. Regulations limiting home repairs based on the home's value have prevented normal maintenance because the houses have a low monetary value to begin with. The community, though, claims 137 years of history, a value beyond that of mere real estate, and neighbors are working toward turning around the years of neglect. Pastor Eugene Keahey of Mt. Zion Baptist Church invites Sierra Club members to join their efforts on June 11.

Sign up on the Event Calendar at http://www.sandbrancheverybodyscommunity.org. Wear long sleeves, long pants, a hat, boots and gloves. 

Event Location: 
Mt Zion Baptist Church
128 Burns St.
Seagoville , TX
Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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