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Streets Team Success Story

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Marin County | California I’m pleased that the San Rafael Downtown Streets Team has used my photograph of Peter Rhodes to publicize its successful efforts at helping  homeless and low-income people get back on their feet. One of my goals in retirement has been to use my photography skills to help community organizations. Team organizers Andrew Hening and Jaclyn Epter have given me this opportunity. I thank them. From the Team’s website:

On average, our San Rafael Team volunteers 400 hours per week, Monday-Friday, working in one of four distinct work zones covering everything from the Transit Center to the library. Not only are Team Members picking up trash and beautifying downtown San Rafael, our Team Leads engage with the business community on a daily basis. By checking in with local merchants, our Team Members are able to attend to specific clean-up concerns, perform outreach to prospective Team Members, and discourage loitering, panhandling, and disorderly conduct. In addition to regular work crews, three Elite Team Members help with outreach, tool inventory, and terra-cycling the cigarette butts collected.

Downtown Streets Team

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Written by Ron Greene

June 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

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  1. Ron, this is wonderful. Congratulations! Wonderful photo, too! What a wonderful feeling it must be to have your artistry used to help the people and the cause you so deeply support. I would like to see them give you a credit line. It’s just the right thing to do and could play an important part in other organizations seeking out your work, which will provide more opportunities for you to help. Hugs to you and Rica.


    June 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    • Thank you. No credit necessary. For me, the reward is in the giving.

      Ron Greene

      July 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm

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