Volunteers are needed to help a Manassas subdivision.
Leadership Prince William (LPW) and Comcast are teaming up to help improve a local community’s image for the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day.
About 300 volunteers are needed for various projects in Georgetown South from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on April 21.
“This is a huge community service project that we’re doing here in Georgetown South,” LPW Executive Director Andrea Short said. “A lot of it has to do with beautification, but it also has to do with raising the profile of this subdivision, this community within the larger Prince William community.”
The subdivision has gained a bad reputation over time.
“George Town South has long suffered from a negative image in social media and in print media … There has been a lot of crime here in the past, but it’s not that way now and it hasn’t been for so many years,” Georgetown South Community Manager Meg Carroll said.
Additional picnic tables will brought into the subdivision, and the community garden will be replanted.
House numbers will also be placed on the back of houses.
“Public safety goes to the rear [of houses] … When I was a police officer, it was very, very difficult when you were behind a row of townhouses to direct the officers that were in front as to where you were. The very same thing occurs with fire and rescue,” Carroll said. “So, we’re trying to make it more safe not only for public safety but more safe for this community. We hope that this is an innovation that will catch on and that will spread to other communities.”
Those interested in volunteering can register online.
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