People United Fight Back Shrub Beautification Planting

On Saturday, April 29th, 35 dedicated volunteers teamed up to help plant 114 shrubs along 24th street medians between Roeser and Wier Ave. The People United Fight Back Neighborhood Association received $1,000 funding from the Love Your Block Phoenix mini-grant program to plant these drought-tolerant and beautiful shrubs along the entrance to their neighborhood. Around 6 police officers from the South Mountain Police Precinct showed their support by stopping traffic for volunteers to cross the road and park their vehicles next to the medians to ensure volunteers felt safe. This project encouraged residents to build relationships and take pride in their community. This project was made possible with support from Whitfill Nursery, the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, Streets Department, Parks and Recreation Department, and Phoenix South Mountain Police Precinct.