Eighth and Rangeline Neighborhood Clean-Up

This project will be held RAIN or SHINE.

Eighth and Rangeline Neighborhood Clean-Up

  • Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: Delivered on-site.

Why are we serving here?

ForColumbia’s mission — to bring Christians together to love and serve our neighbors — puts us in touch with those in Columbia who may feel more marginalized. This year, we are serving in a neighborhood where the City has done some tree trimming/removal to protect electrical lines but — as is protocol — has left the cleanup of downed limbs to the property owners.

Many of these homeowners are older, while other residents are renters and don’t have the lawn tools to do the work, so we’re going to jump in and help. When we give our time for the benefit of others, we send the message that they are valuable.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia 2024 Volunteer T-ShirtsForColumbia volunteers will be serving outside in this neighborhood, helping residents with yardwork:

  • cutting downed trees into moveable pieces and stacking them at the roadside for others to take as free firewood;
  • raking up small sticks and leaves, providing lawn clean-up;
  • cutting down honeysuckle at a nearby elementary school, and;
  • other outdoor projects as identified.

What should I bring?

  • Volunteers should bring garden/work gloves and the following common garden tools if you have them:
    • chain saw (if you have this, please let your site leader know you are bringing it);
    • leaf blower;
    • garden or leaf rakes;
    • pruners, loppers and/or hand saws.
  • Come prepared to work outside. If it’s sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly site!