This effort, undertaken with help from the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), will keep pressure on elected officials regarding the renovation of the Parkway Overlook complex -- an abandoned, city-owned complex of 266 family-sized apartment units near Brighter Day’s A.P. Shaw campus. In June 2013, Metropolitan and Brighter Day held a joint worship service to draw attention to the need to reclaim this property for affordable housing. Mayor Vincent Gray attended that service, pledging his support. While positive steps have been taken, we have not yet crossed the finish line. Our ongoing support is vital!
Please consider being part of this effort. Our volunteers will depart from the Metropolitan parking lot promptly at 8:30am. At 9am there will be a brief training and orientation led by WIN leaders at Brighter Day’s AP Shaw campus. We expect to be finished with the canvassing shortly after noon.
As we knock on doors, we will also be inviting people to attend a community picnic Brighter Day is hosting at the Henson Ridge community center Sunday, October 26 from 2 - 4pm. Our volunteers are encouraged to take part in this event, as well.