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Local Church Revitalizes Bellemeade Community Center Park

//Local Church Revitalizes Bellemeade Community Center Park

Rebuilding Together Richmond and West Assembly of God partner to revitalize Bellemeade Community Center

During the week of June 24th, Henrico-based church West End Assembly of God (WEAG) hosted their annual LiftUp RVA Week 2019, an initiative to bring volunteers together to enhance community spaces. Over 50 parishioners gathered to beautify the Bellemeade Community Center park in Richmond’s southside in partnership with local nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together Richmond (RTR). 

The Bellemeade Community Center is the site of newly-reclaimed bike trails and a community garden for children who have lost family members to drugs and violence. In addition to gardening, volunteers installed new benches and picnic tables, removed overgrown plants and weeds, and installed an entryway to the “Mr. Bob” Robert S. Argabright Bridge, recently named after the community liaison in March.  

“Make the park beautiful and people will come,” said Argabright. “This community deserves to have a park where children and families can gather to have a good time. Thanks West End Assembly of God and Rebuilding Together for making this concept a reality!” 

The Bellemeade Community Center is located in RTR’s target area for their Annual National Rebuilding Day in April 2020. Over 30 homes and community spaces are projected to receive free repair services by volunteers during the day of service. 

Bellemeade/Oakgrove homeowners can apply for the National Rebuilding Day program by contacting Melinda Fairwell, program director, at melinda@rebuildingtogetherrichmond.org or (804) 447-3841. 

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