The Porch Press

Serving the Historic Atlanta Neighborhoods of Grant Park, Ormewood Park, East Atlanta, Benteen Park, Glenwood Park, and environs

A Day in Service of Neighbors

By Sarah Spencer

East Atlanta Community Association’s (EACA) Neighbor in Need (NIN) volunteers gathered at the Brownwood Recreation Center on the morning of May 15. Volunteers, including Atlanta City Council District 5 candidate Liliana Bakhtiari and her partner Kris Brown, enjoyed donuts and coffee, communed, and then teamed up to take on tasks at two cherished senior residents’ homes. Tools in hand, courtesy of Neighbor in Need crew leads and Atlanta ToolBank, volunteers handily completed a well-rounded to-do list at both residences. Activities included general cleanup, brush hauling and bagging, poison ivy wrangling, and general landscape cleanup. Beautiful weather made it was a great morning and afternoon of connecting with neighbors and working together to help legacy members of the community.

If you are interested in joining the next Neighbor in Need and community outreach volunteer events, please sign up and join the EACA e-newsletter and stay tuned to social media pages. EACA general body meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00pm. Visit www.eaca.netfor more information on membership, information about Neighbor in Need East Atlanta, newsletter sign-up, and information on future events and meetings. If you are a senior in the East Atlanta neighborhood, or know of a senior, who may benefit from the East Atlanta Neighbor in Need program, please reach out to neighborinneed@eaca.net.