The Friends of RIA (FoRIA) spent the morning of St. Patrick’s Day going into action to show that they care on not only redeveloping Rhode Island Ave NE but also that they want it to be somewhere they are proud of. Thanks to FoRIA’s Streetscape Committee, Kyle Todd, for leading this initiative and pulling off a very successful event. See Todd’s recap below and photos!
We had over 40 people show up! I lost count of how many bags we filled; we used all of DPW’s yellow bags, plus we used many large bags contributed by other people.
Candidates were out in force: Tim Day, Drew Hubbard, Peter Shapiro, Frank Wilds, and Kenyan McDuffie. Council Chair, Kwame Brown, not only sent several folks from his campaign, but sent a crew from Career Path DC (not included in the count). The McDuffie campaign brought bottled water, bananas, and chips for the volunteers, in addition to extra bags and disposable gloves.
There was agreement on all fronts that doing this once a month as a standing commitment is a good thing.
Great job, FoRIA!! Keep up the great work!