|Mayor Parker to Join Church Leaders|
for Launch of Loving Houston
Volunteers will carry out community revitalization projects
in six Houston neighborhoods
Houston Mayor Annise Parker
Tom Billings, Executive Director, United Baptist Association
Margott Williams, Co-Director, Descendants of Olivewood, Inc.
Launch of Loving Houston - Press Conference
When: Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street 77007
Houston Mayor Annise Parker will join Union Baptist Association (UBA) leaders for the launch of Loving Houston, Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:30 a.m., at Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, Texas 77007. Loving Houston is a faith-based neighborhood revitalization initiative created to motivate and mobilize people to serve their communities. Its launch coincides with the Southern Baptist National Convention scheduled to take place in Houston June 10-12.
Mayor Parker will welcome UBA church leaders and Loving Houston supporters. The mayor will present a City Proclamation declaring June 1-8 Loving Houston Week. During that week, thousands of Loving Houston volunteers will carry out approximately 100 community cleanup and beautification projects in six Houston neighborhoods.
The City is providing support for Loving Houston projects through the work of several departments, including the Department of Neighborhoods, Public Works & Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Houston Police Department.
The City is also collaborating with Loving Houston to carry out two special projects. One is a cleanup project at the historic Olivewood Cemetery, Houston’s first incorporated African American cemetery. The other is a door-to-door canvassing project in the six targeted neighborhoods designed to inform residents about City services and resources.
For more information about Loving Houston projects, contact Michael Kraxberger at 704.299.4851 or visit www.lovinghouston.net.
For information about the City's participation in Loving Houston projects, contact the Department of Neighborhoods at 832-393-0832. To learn about the department's programs and services, visit www.houstontx.