“Adopt-a-Block: Hammack Neighborhood” is  City of Palmdale’s Next “Season of Service” Project


PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s 2016 “Season of Service” continues on Saturday, April 2 with an “Adopt-a-Block: Hammack Neighborhood” project to be held in the area around the City’s Hammack Neighborhood House, located at 1012 East Avenue Q-5, , in Palmdale.

Registration will take place at the Hammack Neighborhood House from 8 to 8:30 am, and the event will run from 8:30 to approximately noon. City staff, community partners from the Palmdale Dream Center, AV YouthBuild, Advancing Communities Together (ACT) and New Image Church, and residents will come together to make a difference in the community, by sprucing up the neighborhood with a joint clean up effort.

“You can make your city a better place to live with just a few hours of your time in a project such as this,” said Palmdale Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones said. “If this particular event doesn’t work for you, or you’re not sure what you’re interested in, give us a call at661/267-5473 and we can help you identify your areas of interest with a potential need,” Jones added. “Or visit us online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/Engaged.”

New for 2016, the City is also promoting the Season with a ‘Serve or Give” theme. Wish list and service needs of the various partners such as the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), ACT, Neighborhood Houses, and the like will be posted. Students and organizations that cannot participate in the scheduled events can create their own projects around the lists. A current list is available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/engaged.

The remaining 2016 Season of Service events include:

Global Youth Service Day - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Community Partners: Youth Service America/State Farm

Location: To Be Determined

Time: 8 – 8:30 am registration; 8:30 am project begins.

Youth and the young at heart will join with youth around the world in celebrating International Global Youth Service Day by giving back to their community.

Stamp Out Hunger - Saturday, May 14, 2016

Community Partner: United States Postal Service

Location: SAVES, 1002 East Avenue Q-12, Palmdale

Time: Varied, (Complete list at www.cityofpalmdale.org/servicedays)

Partner with local letter carriers for the 23rd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Food assists local families in need.

Volunteer under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must complete a Release of Liability (available atwww.cityofpalmdale.org or at event registration).