West Pullman Post
Like many cities across the United States, urban communities are challenged with issues mirroring those of countries who are less fortunate than the quality of life many enjoy. In the community of West Pullman Chicago, residents are coming together as one to begin to reclaim that quality of life so enjoyed by many. With a poverty rate of 30% and being a community that is classified as a food and pharm desert, we are determined to reverse the course of a past racked with divestment, closing schools, and high gang activity.
This is our second year in holding a West Pullman Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event is serves as a catalyst to unify our residents; get to know our neighbors; and promote self-determination through volunteerism and service. Our first annual event saw over 260 residents, feeding over 250 families. Throughout the year we continued to work to introduce the community to itself, so to speak. West Pullman has a population of over 50,000 residents. Chicago is a city set up along the block-club model. Although this model has worked in the past, the organizers of West Pullman are working to bring the community together as a whole. This year our goal is to triple the number of participants at this years ceremony. This years theme is Peace and Goodwill.
Won't you support our efforts to bring unity and change?
Shirley Holden, Organizer
Larry Campbell, Organizer
SS Peter & Paul Church, Hosts
Habitat for Humanity Chicago, Partners
Sustainable Options for Urban Living, Partners
West Pullman Community Action Group, Partners
he person who created this page is probably preparing something riveting to post about everything they're doing to give back. We recommend you sit at your computer and hit refresh over and over until their story goes live. You should also scroll down and see if they have a fundraiser going so you can support 'em.
CR Impact Points
Click the VOTE button to give West Pullman 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.
CR Impact Points
If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for West Pullman this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love West Pullman. Thanks to your vote, West Pullman earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.