Robert Garcia, Bellas Flores beautify a local domestic violence center
2009-07-15 · By Editor
On July 18, 2009, Long Beach Councilman Robert Garcia will team up with a group of city volunteers from the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) to beautify the Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC) in an effort to bring a sense of welcome to victims of domestic violence.
The community is invited to the event and ribbon cutting.
The Domestic Violence Resource Center of Long Beach is on 930 Pacific Avenue and despite its safe refuge, the exterior proves to be less-than-welcoming for many people seeking a place they can find comfort and assistance.
“I’m excited to be able to play some part in the work the NLP volunteers are doing in conjunction with the good folks at the Domestic Violence Resource Center,” said Garcia. “It will not only beautify Pacific Avenue but, more importantly, improve the quality of life for the people served at DVRC. I’m really proud of the members of our community who put this project together.”
Bellas Flores, a volunteer group of only City of Long Beach citizens, has made landscape beautification as its primary goal in cleaning up their city. Current plans include planting two trees and landscaping the exterior. A ribbon-cutting ceremony involving city officials such as Robert Garcia will be held at 1 p.m.
“We chose the Domestic Violence Center not only because it is a vital resource for Long Beach, but a place for those who need it most,” said Ina Parker-Hicks, volunteer leader for Bellas Flores. “Hope is our theme and to bring it to the DVRC is extremely important to us and to this city.”