Day of Service a Success

Greetings from the Pine Bluff Mayor’s Office,

The ‘Make Progress, Not Litter’  campaign kick-off event was an overwhelming success thanks to the efforts of so many volunteers. There were over 300 dedicated citizens of Pine Bluff who came out to help clean up our beloved city. A small army clad in bright orange or yellow vest scoured the city seeking to rid our streets of litter. Thanks to their commitment, over 400 bags of trash and debris were removed from our streets. 

This effort was supported by so many generous businesses and individuals who were eager to help. We are especially grateful for the support of:

  • Pine Bluff School District – Dr. Michael Robinson, Superintendent; Mr. Booker Franklin, Operations Director
  • Pine Bluff Transit
  • Pine Bluff Police Department
  • Pine Bluff Street Department
  • Quality of Life/Code Enforcement
  • Jefferson County Sheriff Office
  • Arkansas Highway Department
  • Covenant Recovery
  • Keep Arkansas Beautiful
  • Pine Bluff Jefferson County Clean and Beautiful
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Athletics Department
  • Pine Bluff High School (ROTC; Senior Class)
  • The Ivy Center for Education
  • The House of Bread Deliverance Church
  • New Faith Missionary Baptist Church
  • Wal Mart
  • Thomas Grocery
  • Mr. Jim Hill
  • Burger King
  • Country Donuts
  • Lybrand’s
  • Shipley’s Donuts

This type of volunteerism is a clear indication that the citizens of Pine Bluff are willing to work toward building a city we are all proud to call home. On each of our Service Days, participation numbers have increased and so far, this is the largest group of volunteers assembled. We hope you will remain engaged and eager to participate in future events that will make a positive difference in our city.

Let’s keep the momentum going! Each 4th Saturday of the month, churches and organizations are asked to take ownership of their immediate neighborhoods and put together a team that will meet each month to pick up trash in their area. Send pictures and share your achievements in community service. You can inspire others to follow your lead. If you have questions about the monthly clean-up efforts, please call Evelyn Horton at (870) 730-2031. Send those photos to cshaw@cityofpinebluff.com. 
 
We encourage each citizen to get involved in positive activities in our city. Volunteerism is vital to accomplishing our goals. Community involvement is a major component in building a stronger city. There are many ways to get involved. Jonathan Lockwood Huie reminds us that “The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.”  See the links below for more information on ways you can get involved. Remember, we are One Pine Bluff, Stronger Together. 

In Unity,
Mayor Shirley M. Washington