Crawford Street Beautification Project

Beautifying Biloxi One Street at a Time

Wednesday, March 8th 2008, through Saturday, March 12th; Americorps National Civilian Community Corps partnered with Urban Life Missions, Y’ALL and Kessler Air Force Base to do a street wide cleanup on Biloxi’s Crawford Street.

Americorps NCCC’s own Chadd Clark, along with his teammates knocked on every door from the 100 block to the 300 block, 28 project locations total, to find ways they could help a neighborhood community so close to the ULM site. The amount of work they found was astounding. One house was completely demolished, another home’s interior was scraped and painted, we also covered homes with tarps to protect from the weather, cleaned a house full of mold, 7100 cubic feet of debris was removed from most of the homes, and much needed yard work was done all over Crawford Street.

The Crawford Street Beautification Week was a great success. Many of the homeowners were out and about talking with the 160 volunteers that came from all over the country to help with ULM. “ “People along the street felt a tangible impact about positive changes in the area since Katrina” says NCCC Corps Member Chadd Clark. Biloxi is on its way to rebirth