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20th Annual FixUp! Mid City Day of Service
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Baton Rouge, LA
Thank you for your interest in serving the Mid City Baton Rouge community for the 20th Anniversary of FixUp! Mid City. Without volunteers like you we would not be able to pull off this event.
In this 20th anniversary year we are "Lending a Hand to Those Who Help" by focusing on providing aid to nonprofits and churches in the Mid City area. The anticipated project sites are:
Greater St. Luke Baptist Church
132 N. 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Bernard Terrace Elementary
241 Edison Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Mid City Redevelopment Alliance - Warehouse
419 N. 19th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Volunteer Leaders Needed!!!
Do you consider yourself a leader or someone who likes to go the extra mile? Sign up for one of our specialized volunteer positions. Volunteers filling these roles will have to attend a Volunteer Orienation on Friday, April 19th at 3pm.
- Set-up Team:
Arrive at 7am to help unload the trucks at the project so that work can begin as early as possible.
- Registration Team:
Two shift options: The Morning Shift will arrive at 7am for volunteer check-in and to serve breakfast. The Afternoon shift will serve lunch and verify the volunteers check-out prior to leaving their shift.
- Break Down Team:
Will help to reload the trucks at the end of the work day. May be needed to work past 4pm.
Pre-Event Day Volunteers Needed!!!
We also have volunteer opportunities available the days prior to help us get ready for this big event.
- Tshirt Crew:
Help us organize t-shirts and volunteer registration forms for each site location.
Help us sort and load materials for each project site prior to the work day.
Join us to wrap-up a hard day's work with a Celebration -
FixUp! 20th Anniversary Block Party
5pm - 7pm
419 N.19th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Photo ID is not required at the event. Please note that the minimum age for volunteers is 14. If you are under the age of 18, a parent will need to sign your volunteer registration form prior to or on event day.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are parking lots and on street parking at each project site. However, if you are able to carpool please do so to minimize congestion.
What should I wear for the event?
Wear cool, comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting paint or dirt on.
- Closed toe shoes only. Work boots are preferred but thick soled tennis shoes with a soild grip sole are permitted. No slip on shoes or Crocs.
- No skirts or dresses
- An event day tshirt will be provided. This can be layered over an under shirt of your choice.
- Pants or shorts must not be tight fitting. Shorts must not be shorter than mid-thigh in length.
- No dangling or bulky jewelry of any kind is permitted.
- We ask that long hair is pulled back so that it doesn't obstruct vision or lead to any accidents.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please click on the "Contact Organizer" button. If you need to speak directly with someone you may call (225)346-1000 ext 101.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. However, the process will be expedited if you have it with you.
Are there any incentives for becoming involved and giving of my time?
Glad you asked. Other than that "feel good" feeling we get when we do something for others in need; you will receive the following as a token of our appreciation:
- a FREE tshirt
- FREE Breakfast and Lunch
- ... and after the work is done there is a party in your honor! Food, drinks, and music courtesy of Mid City Redevelopment Alliance.
When & Where
Mid City Redevelopment Alliance
As the first not-for-profit organization in Baton Rouge created to address the challenges of a specific geographic region, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance has established itself as the most dynamic and successful community development organization in our city.
Beginning in the late 1980s, the General Health System (GHS) recognized the need for a proactive and aggressive approach to the problems of crime and decay in the Mid City neighborhoods surrounding its flagship facility, the Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Mid City. With crime on the rise and businesses leaving at an alarming pace, GHS moved forward with a bold and visionary creation of a separate not-for-profit organization whose sole mission would be the renewal of the heart of Baton Rouge. Thus was born Mid City Redevelopment Alliance.
For 20 years, MCRA distinguished itself as a model of community revitalization organization, under the guidance of General Health System. A history of solid performance results allowed the respective boards of MCRA and GHS to carefully consider the emergence of MCRA as an independent nonprofit entity. That decision, while studies and deliberate, became a reality in the fall of 2011 as MCRA celebrated its 20th year of service. MCRA graduated from the affiliate relationship with GHS to begin planning and implementing on a whole new scale. GHS remains a key partner among a host of others who support the work of the organization.