Los Angeles – The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States Garo Madenlian Public Affairs Office announced Thursday that it has began the planning and organization of the Second Annual Little Armenia Clean Up scheduled to take place on September 25.
The clean up, which is cosponsored by Council Member Eric Garcettiís Office, will begin at 8:30 am with an opening ceremony, including remarks by Council Member Garcetti. Volunteers for the clean up will work to remove litter and unwanted weeds from the streets and sidewalks.
The clean up, a project of the AYF Little Armenia Beautification Program, will include the renewal of the “Welcome to Little Armenia” banners placed on various major intersections of Little Armenia.
“It is an honor to the Armenian American community to have an area of the City Los Angeles named after our homeland,” said Vicken Sosikian, Chairman of the AYF Western Region. “Since October of 2000 we have enjoyed this honor, and feel that we not only need to give back to Little Armenia and its residents, but also to the city of Los Angeles.”
The AYF counts on the support of the Armenian community to make this community outreach event a success. Those who are interested in volunteering for the clean up or contributing to the effort in anyway should email the AYF at AYF@AYFwest.org.