Compton, CA, January 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On Saturday, February 1st 7am, The Compton Court House will have over 1,000 volunteers wearing yellow shirts preparing to clean and paint Compton High School and 13 homes in the city of Compton.
The Compton Initiative is a non-profit that partners with other entities to coordinate quarterly service projects to bring restoration and hope to the community of Compton. Since 2006, the Compton Initiative painted 454 homes, 300 School Buildings, 29 Church Buildings, 22 Public Spaces, 2 Medical Clinics, and 105 Murals. Each workday attracts over 1,500 volunteers in yellow shirts from local and surrounding areas. Each workday starts with the arrival of volunteers at a designated area for a morning pep talk and then they take off to their assigned locations. Volunteers young and old, from all backgrounds and locations, across southern California participate in the cleaning and painting of sites.
At the April Compton workday pep rally, Deputy Sheriff Rafer Owens encouraged the volunteers. Mr. Owens inspired the crowd “you [volunteers] are making a difference in a city that needs you. As you paint, as you laugh, as you joke…The city of Compton and people’s lives will be changed.”
Volunteers interested in the February 1st Workday can visit www.justdogood.org to sign up.
Compton Workday - Saturday, February 1st 2014
7:00 am Check in at Compton Court House
200 W. Compton Blvd, Compton 90220 (Entrance on Acacia Ave.)
Compton Initiative Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ComptonInitiative
Prezi Presentation: http://prezi.com/b4nzjnxbqj2m/compton-initiative/
About The Compton Initiative
Since 2006, the Compton Initiative, 501(c)3 non-profit, coordinated service projects in Compton. Each workday has over 1,500 volunteers in yellow shirts painting, cleaning and planting in all areas of Compton. The mission is to bring restoration and hope to the city of Compton. The vision is to help transform the community of Compton. Find more details at www.justdogood.org