ReNEW hosts 70 volunteers for final summer project day

Group has been working in Powell-Poage-Hamilton and Washburn Neighborhoods since 2013

A group looking to improve their community has been working to make some of La Crosse’s historic neighborhoods even better places to live, work and play.

ReNEW La Crosse hosted more than 70 volunteers for their final project day for the summer, doing everything from painting to landscaping.

The ReNEW group, a partnership of non-profit and public agencies, local businesses, and community members, has been working to revitalize the Powell-Poage-Hamilton and Washburn Neighborhoods since 2013, and organizers say the home owners really appreciate the help.

“Every ReNEW day we usually hear stories of them saying how thankful they are, you know, hear this group of UW-L students come in and they do something and they get it done in 4 hours, and that home owner’s like ‘This would have taken me weeks to get done on my own,'” said ReNEW La Crosse Project Manager Amanda Acklin.

If you’d like to volunteer to help revitalize La Crosse neighborhoods just head to their website ReNEWLaCrosse.org to register.