Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pretty Cool

Sometimes you think you know a person only to find out that there's a whole side of them you never imagined. If you know anything about the House, then you know Mark O'Brien. Mark handles the bills for the House Dems, and arguably knows more about the process and the law than a lot of the Reps.

But last week, Mark told me about a project that he operates called Pretty City-Springfield. It's a not-for-profit operation that does something basic but really important.

To quote from the website:

MISSION STATEMENT


PrettyCity-Springfield will clean up litter, trash, abandoned items (chairs, sofas, mattresses, televisions) and dispose of them, properly.


PrettyCity-Springfield will work with local senior groups, churches, community organizations, and aldermen to pick up tree limbs and brush piles and drive them to City dumping areas.


As time permits, PrettyCity-Springfield will help elderly or disabled homeowners keep up their property, by cutting grass, removing unwanted trees from fences, etc.
This is a great example of good things happening from humble beginnings.

Visit Mark's site, help out in any way you can, and if you live in Springfield, when you see Mark, tell him thanks.

1 Comments:

At March 7, 2006 at 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another reason why O'Brien is the best!

 

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