Archive for August, 2011

Volunteers still needed for post-tornado rebuilding!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

From Larry Marks, President of the Wake Interfaith Disaster Team:

Wake Interfaith Disaster Team is leading the long-term recovery from damages caused by the April 16 tornadoes. There are still homes in need of repair where insurance funds and government loans and grants have been exhausted. We are repairing these homes with donated materials and volunteer labor.

We need unskilled and skilled volunteers now and for the next several weeks. Housing and meals will be provided if needed. Volunteer as an individual or put together a team from your congregation, civic group, or workplace. Volunteer for a day, multiple days, or a week.

Sign up now with our construction partner, NC Baptist Men, at:

Your efforts will be greatly appreciated.

Larry Marks
President at wakeidteam dot org

Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

I highly recommend attending the Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange. It’s a great way to make our community stronger.

Find out more about the Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange here.

The Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange promises to be especially informative this year, with Wake Schools Superintendent Tony Tata to deliver the keynote speech. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat now for the Exchange, to be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at the McKimmon Center. The attachment contains all the details plus a registration form to print out and mail. If you prefer, you can register online at

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2011 Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange!

Capital Boulevard Open House – Sept. 29th, 2011.

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Capital Boulevard Corridor Study
Open House and Public Comment Opportunity

Save the date
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Meymandi Hall and Lobby
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Options for the Corridor
● Roadway
● Transit & High-Speed Rail
● Bicycle/Pedestrian
● Greenway And Stream Restoration
● Economic Development

North Carolina Department of Transportation
● Peace Street Bridge Replacement
● Wade Avenue Bridge Replacement

The City of Raleigh and NCDOT will distribute additional information the first week of September.

Questions: Rotonda McKoy, Rotonda.McKoy at raleighnc dot gov or 919-807-8479. ‘Capital Boulevard.

Download a flier for this meeting here.