Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Call for Volunteers

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announces Call for Volunteers

Volunteers Needed for Festivals, Clean-Ups, Speaking Opportunities, and More!

Upcoming Opportunity: Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Clean-Up in Preparation for Southwest 5K

ATLANTA (June 19, 2012) The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) announces a call for volunteers to support the diverse needs of the non-profit organization responsible for raising awareness and support for the Atlanta BeltLine. ABLP raises funds through private and philanthropic sources, and serves as a catalyst to mobilize these resources for addressing social concerns raised by new development around the Atlanta BeltLine – all with a limited staff of just four employees. This is possible only with the support of the more than 1,000 volunteers who have invested countless hours helping with critical areas such as:

  • Awareness: Helping raise awareness of the Atlanta BeltLine at Atlanta events and festivals, and through the Ambassador Program, which is responsible for grassroots communications across communities
  • Education: Presenting information to the public via the Atlanta BeltLine Speakers Bureau
  • Clean-Ups: Helping clean litter, debris and invasive growth around the Atlanta BeltLine. In addition to many organized neighborhood clean-ups, the Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program – initially designed for groups to take ownership of segments of the Atlanta BeltLine – is expanding this year to offer individuals the opportunity to engage as well.
    ***Volunteers are needed for the Saturday, June 23rd Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Clean-Up from 9 a.m. to noon in preparation for the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K taking place on July 14th. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Kroger parking lot at 590 Cascade Ave., Atlanta, GA. To participate, volunteers should RSVP at***
  • Additional information on the program is available at

“The beauty of Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Volunteer Programs is that Atlantans can truly engage in and contribute to the progress of a project that is changing the face of Atlanta,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director, Valarie Wilson. “Volunteers also enjoy the growth and leadership opportunities available through their ongoing involvement.”

A number of Atlanta BeltLine volunteers have transformed their involvement into leadership roles and even paid positions working with the Atlanta BeltLine. With more than five years of Atlanta BeltLine volunteer work under her belt, former Atlanta BeltLine volunteer-turned-employee Jenny Pittam parlayed her professional marketing expertise coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the project into a full-time communications position with Atlanta BeltLine Inc. “I became fascinated with the Atlanta BeltLine because of its huge scope, undeniable ability to modernize our city, and the creation of desperately-needed parks and commute alternatives provided by transit and trails,” said Pittam. “I first volunteered for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s local festival program, then began working with volunteers and marketing as part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, and now I am fortunate to support my passion for the project as a full-time employee.”


About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that is building a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.


About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit

Westview Clean-up!

Hi friends and neighbors,
It is time for our next neighborhood event – our annual Fall clean-up!!  On November 6, we will once again partner with KIPP STRIVE Academy to pick up debris around our neighborhood.  We will have over 100 students and parents of KIPP coming out to clean-up our neighborhood, we definitley want to have as many neighbors as possible to join them.  Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the staff of KIPP.  We will focus on the streets listed below.  Last year we saw that focusing on a few streets had a dramatic impact in one area.  In the spring we will host a clean-up for another section of Westview. 
Special thanks to neighbor Ken Carey for planning this entire event!
We need your neighborly help!  Here is how and when to help:
When: November 6, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Where: KIPP STRIVE School, 1444 Lucile Avenue
How to Help:
 – volunteer to cut a lawn of a vacant house  – really needed!
 – drive a pick-up truck (for heavy trash)  – really needed!
 – Bring rakes, dust pans, and leaf bags
 – tell your neighbors – really needed!
 – Bring heavy duty gloves
 – Bring clippers to trim lawns of vacant houses
 – donate trash bags and/or gloves
– help setup lunch at the school; no clean-up required 🙂
 Streets as part of this clean-up:
– Derry Ave
– Emerald Ave
– Westmeath Drive
– West Ontario Ave
– East Ontario Ave
– Stokes Ave
– Willard Ave

Habitat for Humanity Sale!







New! Baby Crib
Natural finish. With storage drawer. Assembly required. More baby furniture in stock. Crib is priced at only  $199.95! All Baby Furniture is an Additional 20% Off!  

New! Baby Crib
Natural finish. With storage drawer. Assembly required. More baby furniture in stock. Crib is priced at only  $199.95! All Baby Furniture is an Additional 20% Off!  





New! Baby Crib
Natural finish. With storage drawer. Assembly required. More baby furniture in stock. Crib is priced at only  $199.95! All Baby Furniture is an Additional 20% Off!  

New! Baby Crib
Natural finish. With storage drawer. Assembly required. More baby furniture in stock. Crib is priced at only  $199.95! All Baby Furniture is an Additional 20% Off!  











Kitchen Marble Island
Beautiful! Scrolled back and two slow-close drawers 40”l x 38”w. Hardwood doors. Reduced from $799.95 to $639.88. A steal of a deal!        


Kohler Black Vessel Sink
Just right for the freestanding vanities available at the ReStore. Hardware not included. Retails for $662; ReStore low priced at $399.95! All Bath Sinks are an Additional 20% Off!     
















Huge Selection of Office Furniture
Includes desks, chairs, copiers and file cabinets!
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New! Whirlpool 9.7 cu. ft. Refrigerator

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More Days to $ave! ReStore is now open 5 days a week, TUESDAY-Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm beginning next TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18!

 The ReStore will close at 12:00pm Wednesday for an off-site event.


Look for a special email from the ReStore this Friday!


Window  Sale Continues – 20% Off!


The ReStore Needs Volunteer s! Give your time at the ReStore and help Atlanta working families buy a home. Find out how to lend a hand at the ReStore.














































































































































Many More Items Available! See Our Partial Inventory Online!


Make a Difference While You Shop!
100% of the proceeds support the mission of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

ReStore Gift Certificates and
Atlanta Habitat Merchandise Available

Visit the Atlanta Habitat ReStore website.

The ReStore Recycles Cell Phones, Pagers and PDAs. Drop yours off today!

Click Here for Directions and Hours of Operation.


The ReStore Needs Your Donations!

We accept corporate and individual donations that are new or in excellent physical and working condition.  If you would like to donate merchandise, please contact us at  404-525-2114 , or by Donations may be tax deductible.  email




We accept the following items:

  • Appliances
  • Architectural Items
  • Cabinets & Countertops
  • Gardening Equipment
  • Hardware & Tools
  • Home Improvement Items
  • Windows & Doors
  • And More…



 and donation details 



    We do NOT accept the 
    following items:

  • Appliances (over 9 years old)
  • Carpet
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Used Linens: drapes, napkins, table cloths
  • Mattresses
  • Opened Paint
  • Lessthan-full rolls of Wallpaper
  • Used Water Heaters


The ReStore Needs  Volunteer s! Consider volunteering at the ReStore.  Volunteer opportunities are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays unloading trucks, stocking shelves, pricing inventory, assisting customers and cleaning and organizing the store.  To lend a hand at the ReStore, call the Atlanta Habitat volunteer line at  404-223-5180 , ext. 135, or  to find out more about volunteering and to download a volunteer here


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Westview Community Organization

Tonight’s meeting was informative, here’s a quick recap. Please add  events to your calendar:

  1. June 21st Westview Neighborhood BBQ, partnership with It’s Our Neighborhood Association
  2. National Night Out 2008 (First Tuesday in August)
  3. Great American Clean-Up

Also Major Perdue, Deputy Chief of Zone 4 came out and gave a report on crime in our area. As you know, Zone 4 is the LARGEST zone, and is in need of additional Officers- our territory is wide- covering West End, Westview, Dill/University Ave , Oakland City all the way to parts of Camp Creek .   Crime is up 15% more this year from last- he did emphasize that WE- Westview and West End are not unique- Atlanta and the nationhas huge CRIME issues due to the bad economy.   Major Perdue also reiterated that most crime is on vacant properties. Copper. Appliances. Electrical.  HVAC/Furnace (for copper) etc.  Also a new trend, businesses are being hit after hours.   Our defence/solution; US.  He advised us to become those “nosey neighbors” again, take notes, CALL the police, know your neighbors, look out for each other.  There is also a new Seniors Police Academy training – contact Macia Kimbro at 404-209-5250 to sign up.

Jonathan Kidwell (Area Manager for NPU-T) of House Proud (a ToolBank Program) also informed the residents of this program/service now available to our Seniors in NPU-T. You WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM. If you are a Senior Citizen (Home Owner) or know someone who is, that reside in NPU-T you House Proud will help restore your home.  Some of the FREE services they offer is roof repair, electrical, plumbing, painting, flooring- anything to keep you “warm, safe and dry” .  Check out their website at  and contact Jonathan at 404-880-0054x 20, email  This service is for Seniors 60+, home owners, lower income ( income of $39,000max a year for single), and MUST have home owners insurance. Be sure to help your neighbors and get them this information.

Lastly, did you know that Habitat for Humanity has a ReStore?  This is a home improvement outlet (store selling products up to 75% below retail) and 100% of the profit supports Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. All of the products are donated,(some from Home Depot ). The store is in Grant Park. 519 Memorial Drive, www.atlantarestore.orgor call for hours at 404-525-2114. Be sure to mention you heard about this from “Ayanna” at the Westview Community meeting for a 25% discount off a single item purchase.  You can also donate (for a tax right off) or volunteer.

…and I think, that’s it.  Tomorrow West End Neighborhood Development at 7PM at the Peeples Street library.

Announcement from 1st V.P. Chair of WEND

Hi Neighbors,

Please come to Tuesday’s WEND meeting at 7pm at the West End Library 525 Peeples St.  Ceremonial Certificates of Appreciation will be presented to all who worked in the Beltline Clean up project. It should be a great meeting in its own right (announcing a new sit down restaurant on RDA), and besides,  it would cost a $1.00 each in postage to mail the flat laying certificates!!  Future Beltline events will be noted too. 

Meet the many new West End residents who indicate they are coming too.

The WEND Christmas Party on Dec. 15,  6-10pm is being hosted this year by Carl & Liz Nes at 517 Peeples St. Our traditional Neighborhood Christmas Party is a potluck affair since it is a party from all of us to all of us.  Carl & Liz are asking your help in Pot Luck planning. Reach us at 404-755-7832 

The party is Titled “WEND & Friends” and is a celebration of our neighbors and friends of the neighborhood. We want to invite some of the many non West Enders who have been a great help to us throughout the year. Your suggestions for special invitees is appreciated.

Please volunteer for decorating or in other ways including phone calling, hosting and event supervising evening of the Party. Decorator volunteers will prepare the inside and outside of the house beginning on Dec 1 from 1-5pm

Hor D’oeuvres Style Food Provision Requests will be grouped as follows. As we get closer Carl will ask for dish selections and commitments. For now, just be thinking about the date and dish you would like to bring.

Meat Dishes

Veggie Dishes

Cheese Trays

Soft Drinks


Wine & Liquor

Cash Contributions

Some ideas included below, but your favorites are always best. 

Assorted Quiche
Assorted Turnovers
Mushroom Parcels
Swedish Meatballs or BBQ Meatballs
Pizza Fingers
Spring Rolls
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Cheese Balls
Beef Shish KebabsVegetables & Dip
Mini Puff Pastry Shells filled with:
Egg Salad
Tuna Salad
Cream Cheese & Shrimp
Cream Cheese & Ham
Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon

Cheese & Fruit Tray

Sausage Rolls
Assorted Quiche
Assorted Turnovers
Mushroom Parcels
Swedish Meatballs or BBQ Meatballs
Pizza Fingers
Spring Rolls
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Cheese Balls
Beef Shish Kebabs

Vegetables & Dip
Mini Puff Pastry Shells filled with:
Egg Salad
Tuna Salad
Cream Cheese & Shrimp
Cream Cheese & Ham
Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon


Carl Nes

Historic West End

517 Peeples St., SW

Atlanta, GA  30310


770-356-8515 cell

 Sausage Rolls

BeltLine Photo’s

Photo’s taken by:Roxana Price Tenacious Twelve (T12) “Amicus hamani generis” Hands on Atlanta


BridgeYou would think we were in the rain forest lol..I really like this picture- see the person within? You can not get a small idea of how grand this site is.. and this is just ONE site zoned for clean up…

Trash Removal Crew this and more was causally thrown to rot and contaminate our earth…

Trash Removal Crew 2 I was really in shock! I could not believe the things we pulled out of the dirt. See the metal fan?

Fearless Helpers!

Look at our fearless crew!! And this was a steep hill of construction debris. Most of it was either wood, rotten sheet rock, tiles, and some wood planks with rusty nails !That did not deter these volunteers- they climbed up, and loosened some of the harder pieces for us below to grab and bag.

One of the key moments which stick out most in mind is that all of us thought we were volunteering for vine cutting and removal- NOT trash removal. When it  said “We are the Trash Removal Crew” by our coordinator Ayana (sp?) for a moment everyone was said “what?” then one person said- “Well, let’s get to cleaning..” and another pulled a pail out of the wheel barrel and started picking up trash… it was ON…. It was wonderful to have shared the same space, and worked with these people, even for a little while. THAT was very encouraging, in the midst of all that is going on in the world we were united.

I have a few more, some of the reception as well. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend that- I had to run to a home buyers seminar I spoke at in Washington Park.

BeltLine Cleanup day was




It was awesome to see SO many volunteers to help kick off the clean up in the West End, Westview section of Atlanta. I, as a resident, am truly thankful to all who do not live in this area that ventured out to help. I had NO clue what to expect…. especially being assigned to the Trash Pickup group……yikes! *I thought I signed to cut down vines* LOL… but hey, I go with the flow. It’s MY community right? Apparently it is MY community and the home to MUCH hidden construction debris. Would you believe right on Langhorn, hidden in the Kudzu we found house doors, bathroom tile (in tack- 1/4th of a wall) several car batteries, MUCH molded sheet rock,rusty paint cans, huge plastic primer cans, counter tops-granite (* hidden treasure lol) brooms and the list could go on and on- to summerize- we found a or what WAS a house. It was amazing..and I didn’t get grossed out by picking up all the rusty stuff (with gloves) lol.. which, if you know me,the thought of rust next to me freaks me out.

I might have some pictures to post later- one of the volunteers said she would email me a few.. 🙂 Hope to get those to you soon!