Project Atchison and Riverbend Habitat team up to revamp the neighborhood | Northeastern Kansas


The Atchison Project recently received a sponsorship check from the Rotary Club of Atchison to benefit the Extreme Neighborhood Makeover Project.

The president of the Atchison project, Dr. Heidi Hulsizer, professor of mathematics at Benedictine College, accepted the check.

The 2022 Extreme Neighborhood Makeover, a Project Atchison and Habitat for Humanity event, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 22 and will continue until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. The Extreme Neighborhood Makeover, a multi-day event centered on volunteers doing outdoor jobs like yard work, cleaning and skilled labor projects, according to a give the pulse Facebook post of the Atchison project.

The group is looking for volunteers Several properties near Dollar General in downtown Atchison comprise the targeted revitalization area. In addition to volunteers, the Project Atchison and Habitat for Humanity groups are also seeking donations for the project.

Members of Project Atchison and Riverbend Habitat for Humanity are sponsoring a tool drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 in the alley behind the FOX THEATER. Here are some suggested items to donate:

> Painting equipment and supplies – brushes, rollers, 5 gallon buckets, pan liners, paint scrapers, sprayers and ladders.

> Tree/brush pruning devices, yard waste bags and weeding devices.

> Rakes, shovels, crowbars and brooms.

> Long handled loppers, secateurs and hand mowers and tillers.

> Chainsaws, nailers, drills and hammers.

> Wheelbarrows and garden carts.


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