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Hey Neighbors,

We are gearing up for an exciting and eventful summer in the neighborhood!  To start off, we have 3 great opportunities coming up in May to give back to the community and help Beaverdale remain one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Des Moines.  Read below to learn how simple it is to volunteer, and how a little TLC can make a big difference right here where you live.

Rebuilding Together ("R.T.") is a non-profit agency that helps families in need with home renovations and repairs.  R.T. focuses on elderly and disabled homeowners, and those on limited incomes who lack the resources to make home repairs on their own. 
On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, the BNA will participate in Rebuilding Together's National Rebuilding Day event.   BNA volunteers will make home repairs for Paula McArthur and her husband, Ruben  Luna, of 2421 46th Street, Des Moines.  Repairs will include re-caulking around windows and the bathroom tub, plus some work replacing boards on the front and back decks of the family's home.  House Captain, Jake Ward, has carpentry experience and will lead the volunteer work crews.
 
We are asking for 30 volunteers to help us make home repairs for Paula & Ruben.  You needn't have construction experience to help--just come with an open heart and a willingness to work and learn.  Shifts will run from 8am-Noon and from Noon - 4pm, with a light lunch provided.  Volunteers are welcome to work one or both shifts.  If you can participate (or care to donate), please contact Sasha Kamper at 515-279-0410 or mikesashakamper1@msn.com.   This event is a great way to meet people in your community and to do something nice for a neighboring resident--please join us in making a difference on May 2nd!
 
Also on Saturday, May 2nd, the Iowa DOT is sponsoring a cleanup of I-235 through Des Moines.  Beaverdale has their very own section assigned to them, on the north side between 35th Street and 42nd Street. Volunteers meet at 7:45 AM in the south parking lot of Roosevelt High School.  The DOT  provides vests, trash bags, transportation to the 35th Street location and are accompanied by a dump truck for trash. It usually takes about an hour to cover the distance and walk back to the parking lot.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Nancy Dunbar at nsdunbar@juno.com or 255-2671 by April 17.  The DOT needs to know how many volunteers to expect.
On Friday, May 15th, the BNA Beautification Committee will be picking up flowers grown by the city of Des Moines to be used to plant in our neighborhood pots in the business area, and in the beds of the Urbandale median.  Come help us beautify Beaverdale on Friday afternoon, starting at 4 PM.  We will meet in the southeast corner of the Ace Hardware parking lot, with our flowers, fertilizer, watering cans, and trowels.  If you would like to join us, contact Nancy Dunbar at nsdunbar@juno.com or 255-2671 or JUST SHOW UP and we'll let you play in the dirt.
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