WILMINGTON, N.C. (August 28, 2015) - Through the Strong Neighbor Action Program (SNAP©), the Association is entering the final stretch prior to event day on Saturday, September 12th. On the 12th, dozens of homeowners, led by REALTORS®, will install community projects in three neighborhoods. “Earlier this year, the Association was awarded grants for Bayshore, Chestnut Heights, and Snow’s Cut neighborhoods,” said Bobby Jean Harvey, Community Affairs Committee Chair. “We surveyed neighbors and identified a short list of options for projects, and then met at a neighborhood meeting to make a decision.”
In Chestnut Heights, Neighborhood Captain John Hinnant’s group met at The Bridge Church and decided to install a welcome sign, clean up Burnt Mill Creek, improve entry to the rugby field, install several trash cans, and paint the bridges over the creek.
In Snow’s Cut, Captain Terri Shindel’s group decided to clean up a corner near the neighborhood entry and install a welcome sign.
Finally, the group in Bayshore, led by Captain Will Leonard, decided to improve the Bayshore Boat Ramp in cooperation with Bill Cameron, the boat ramp’s owner.
“This is the only case that we know of where a local REALTOR® association is growing a neighborhood-capacity building program to connect with homeowners," said Shane Johnson, Association COO.
“Due to the uniqueness of the approach, we’ve applied for a Game Changer Grant from the National Association of REALTORS®, and are hopeful we are recognized as a game changer.” For more information or to sign up for the program, go to www.strongneighbors.com.