Tuesday, June 12, 2018

San Mateo Adult School Helps in North Central Clean Up

Love Your Neighborhood

San Mateo Adult School is part of the North Central Neighborhood of San Mateo.

The Home Association of North Central San Mateo - HANCSM - organized a North Central Neighborhood Clean-up on June 9th, the Saturday after International Day.

HANCSM President Amo Lee
and Mayor Rick Bonilla
getting things started

360 volunteers show up to show love to the North Central Neighborhood.  410 people pledged to take care of it in an every day way in the future.

SMASrs getting it done!

SMAS - Community Contributor

About 30 people from the San Mateo Adult School participated in the event including Morning Student Vice President Jackie, Evening Student Council President Misael, English Learner Specialist Marina, Director Tim, and many students.

Making a difference in red SMAS shirts

Great Weather and Great Preparation

The weather was beautiful.  There were doughnuts to get people going in the morning and a barbecue in the afternoon after the clean-up.  There was information to help people know what to pick up and what not to pick up.

SMAS Student Chau waiting at the grill
SMASrs enjoying barbeque
after the clean up

SMAS Student Chau Nguyen writes about the event:

I have experienced from neighborhood clean up day of Love North Central that is I should not litter indiscriminately. Limit the use of plastic bags, because the decomposition of plastic bags for a long time. It polluted the area I live in and also affect myself. Participating in the event, I find out that my neighbors is very friendly, they smiled and thanked us for cleaning around their homes. That made me feel very happy.

The Home Association of North Central San Mateo - HANCSM - wrote in thanks to SMAS:

Tim, Marina, Chau, and Jackie, 
Thank you for helping to make Saturday a huge success! We felt uplifted by this experience and all the ways that our community members came together. It was truly inspiring and we hope that this is the beginning of a neighborhood tradition. 
This morning we posted some pictures and appreciations on our website and social media recognizing your tremendous contribution: https://hancsm.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/410-pledges-and-360-volunteers/
Please know how deeply we appreciate your love of the North Central community. 
Thank you, Amourence 

HANCSM President and event organizer
Amourence Lee is on the right

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