Community Clean Up Day at Rogell Court

On Saturday, October 27th the residents of Rogell Court along with PCRC staff, San Mateo Police Department’s Lt. Passanisi, Police Activity League’s Jennifer Wilson, and Donn Lovell of Code Enforcement all came together for the bi-annual Community Clean Up Day. Instead of enjoying the surprisingly sunny weather, residents and their families were hard at work with one goal in mind – beautifying their community.

Thanks in large part to the organizing of PCRC’s Community Facilitator, Evelia Chairez, by 9AM that morning, Rogell Court residents, including mothers and their children, all had their sleeves rolled up, latex gloves on, and a “ready-to-work” mentality.

From families sweeping the pavement and picking up bags of litter to fathers and doing the heavy lifting by dumping unused furniture into a large dumpster from San Mateo’s Recology, residents of Rogell Court were able to finally get rid of the stuff that had been stocking up since the last clean up day.

From a community engagement standpoint nothing says I care about my neighborhood more than the collective and impressive effort made by the residents and their families during this Clean Up Day. Simply put, their actions demonstrated loud and clear: “We love Rogell…We care about our community!” Wow, what an inspirational way to spend a lovely Saturday afternoon!

-Domingo Jarquin

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