BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hundreds of University at Buffalo students
will fan out with paint brushes and shovels throughout
Buffalo’s Fruit Belt and other neighborhoods Saturday as part
of the university’s ‘Gettin’ Dirty’ project
to help clean local gardens, parks and other community gathering
The students, all of whom are volunteering their time, will work
at 16 locations – six around UB’s South Campus and 10
around UB’s Downtown Campus – to paint, repair and
clean neighborhood sites.
When: Saturday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Numerous locations throughout Buffalo in the
neighborhoods surrounding UB’s South and Downtown
Why: Students have volunteered to help spruce up
neighborhood sites for several years. This year’s volunteer
corps is especially interested in showing how university students
can contribute to being good neighbors for residents surrounding UB
students and facilities.
What: Students will take on a variety of projects
including painting churches, houses, cleaning debris, sweeping
sidewalks and spring gardening.
Best bet for Photos: Linear Park (headed by Cassandra Hayes at
836-7015), Minnesota Avenue Median (headed by Yvonne Brown at
833-7763) and the Locust Street Art School for the Fruit Belt (Liz
Van Verth at 852-4562).
Students will return to Allen Hall on UB’s South Campus at
1:30 p.m. after clean-up for a post-event celebration.
“I’m always pleasantly surprised by the interest and
involvement of our students in giving back to the community,”
says Linwood Roberts, neighborhood outreach coordinator.
Tools will be provided by the University Heights Tool Library.
The event is being presented by UB’s Office of Government and
Community Relations in collaboration with the UB Student
On site contact: Linwood Roberts at (718) 219-6230 who
will be available throughout the day on selected sites.