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STAND-UP Joins The Friends of Rev. James Orange Park, ParkPride, Clorox, & Others for Park Clean Up

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Atlanta, GA, April 13, 2023 – The Friends of Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City, in partnership with Georgia STAND-UP, Trade Up, Clorox, ParkPride, NPU S, and the Oakland City Community Organization, are proud to announce a day of service to restore and beautify the Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City. The event will take place from 9 AM to 2 PM at 1305 Oakland Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.


This volunteer event aims to bring restoration and beautification to the distinguished Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City. Nearly 100 million people in the United States, including 28 million children, do not have park access within a 10-minute walk of their homes (Trust for Public Land, 2019). In Atlanta alone, residents in low-income neighborhoods have access to 48% less park space compared to high-income neighborhoods (Georgia Tech, 2017).


Representatives from the partnering organizations, alongside community members, will work together to clean up and restore the park. The day's activities will include litter removal, grilling station restoration, clearing storm drains, landscaping, and pavilion cleanup. Clorox will be distributing free products for the community, including Burt's Bees products.


Over 70 volunteers from Clorox will be present to support the Friends of Rev. James Orange Park in this endeavor. This volunteer event builds upon Clorox's $100,000 donation made to Park Pride to support the improvement of parks and greenspaces in the Greater Atlanta Area.


"As we come together to clean up and restore Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City, we honor the legacy of this unsung civil rights icon and the impact he had on our community. Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City is not just a vital community space, it's a living monument to the struggle for civil rights and social justice in Atlanta. It's a place where we can come together, celebrate our community, and build a better future for all," said Deborah Scott, CEO of Georgia STAND-UP. "I'm proud to stand alongside our partners in this effort, and I encourage everyone to join us in making a positive impact on our community."


We invite members of the media to join us in covering this event and showcasing the positive impact that can be made when organizations and the community come together.

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For more information on this event, please contact Hannah Risman at (404) 239-3735 or hannah.risman@georgiastandup.org.

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