Back Alley Clean Up
December 13-14, 2012
The alleyway behind the Glass Street corridor was overgrown and full of trash; the backs of the rows of buildings were dirty and in need of new paint. It used to be a beckon for fast drivers and dumping. New Covenant Holiness Church came to Glass House Collective with the idea to clean up and revitalize the alleyway.
Not only was the alleyway an eyesore, it was a health hazard and dangerous to trek on foot due to speeding cars. Wes Mohney and his company Market 3D, a 3D visualization and landscape design firm, provided design services and coordinated the work day, GHC provided supplies, and New Covenant Pure Holiness Church helped enlist volunteers for the work day.
With the help of business owners, pastors, volunteers, and residents we removed all trash, stripped rear facades, added a fresh coat of paint, removed graffiti, and added minimal landscaping. Since this clean up, we’ve had numerous volunteer days on the site and continued support from our neighbors to keep the alley way clean, thus improving the health and safety of the neighborhood. We took an overlooked, neglected area once used for dumping trash and decided that no matter how insignificant it may seem, it needed to be reclaimed as a proud part of the community.
New Covenant Pure Holiness Church