Archive for Monday, November 12, 2012

How to Help: East Lawrence sidewalks need sprucing up

November 12, 2012


Agency: East Lawrence Neighborhood Association

Contact: Mike Myers at 785-218-2636 or

The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association is seeking community volunteers to help with its sidewalk workday from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. The goal is to improve walkability between the newly formed Warehouse Arts District and the downtown Lawrence area. Volunteers will meet between 8-8:30 a.m. on the lot directly west of the Poehler Building at Eighth and Pennsylvania streets. Tasks will include removing a few inches of soil and grass off the public sidewalk in order to expose and clean up the bricks. No specific skills are required, just a willingness to work hard and a desire to help beautify the neighborhood. Coffee, bagels and water will be provided for volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Myers at 785-218-2636 or

Immediate needs

• The city of Lawrence and Douglas County Senior Services are looking for volunteers to sign up for the annual Safe Winter Walkways program, which helps Lawrence residents who are unable to remove snow from their walkways, including public sidewalks in front of their homes. Volunteers get matched to people in need and commit to visiting their residence after each significant snow fall (at least 2 inches) to shovel for them. If you’re interested in helping fellow community members ensure their walkways remain safe throughout the winter, please call 785-832-3338 or register as a volunteer online at

• AARP Tax-Aide seeks assistance with answering phone calls to set tax preparation appointments for taxpayers. A successful volunteer will be comfortable talking on the phone while entering taxpayer data in a computer program. Training will be provided. Volunteers are sought to work weekday mornings or afternoons from Jan. 22, 2013, through the tax season ending on April 15, 2013. Flexible hours are available. For more details, please contact Lawrence district coordinator Sarah Merriman at 785-813-1136.

• Kansas Arthritis Foundation needs volunteers for its upcoming Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, Dec. 8, in downtown Lawrence. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks along the 5K route and need no training. For more details and to get signed up, please contact Jane Harris at 785-691-6990 or

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Reid at the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 785-865-5030 or, or go to


kernal 5 years, 3 months ago

Did the Oread neighborhood ever fix its broken sidewalks?

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