October 15, 2005—The organizers of the Phillips Community Cleansweep would like to thank the hundreds of neighbors who took to the streets of Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips and Ventura Village to clean up street litter and help households dispose of large loads of trash. The beautiful autumn morning provided a great backdrop for community action.
Fanning out from Park and Bloomington Avenues, 450 volunteers picked up street and residential trash throughout Phillips West, Midtown, East Phillips and Ventura Village. CleanSweep 2005 marked the second straight year the four neighborhoods have united for a community event.
Phillips Community CleanSweep 2005 was sponsored by Phillips Weed & Seed, Thomson Dougherty Funeral Home and the Phillips Partnership.
- Phillips Weed & Seed
- Thomson Dougherty Funeral Home
- Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
- Phillips Partnership
Contributors and participating groups
- Ventura Village Neighborhood
- Chicago/Lake Business Association
- Bloomington/Cedar/Lake Commercial Association
- Hiawatha/Lake Business Association
- U.S. Bank
- Project for Pride in Living
- Phillips Community Residents
- Mt. Olive Jobs After School Program
- Mt. Olive Neighborhood Ministries Program
- East Phillips Improvement Coalition
- Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Organization
- Welna Ace Hardware
- Hennepin County Sentence to Service
- City of Mpls./Solid Waste & Recycling
- Pillsbury United/Waite House
- Bethlehem Baptist Church
- Franklin Ave. Safety Center
- Resource Recovery Center
- MPRB/Stewart Park
- Peace Coffee
- More Value Foods
- MAD DADS/Minneapolis Chapter
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital
- Kaplan Brothers, Inc.
- Chicago-Lake Liquors