Residents and business owners in Sunnyslope are joining efforts to bring about positive change in their community.
“We realized that in order to improve an area you can’t just sit back and hope that people are going to do it or that it’s going to happen,” said Nadine Alauria. "You actually have to get active and do something about it.”
Alauria and her husband, Jimmy, own 3A Automotive and Diesel. The family business has operated in Sunnyslope for 43-years.
“It just starts with one or two people getting together and talking about what could be,” he said.
Nadine is co-chair of Hatcher Urban Businesses, a group representing around 100 business owners in the area. She said concerns have been growing over blight, drug use and violence in the area. Working with neighborhood groups; HUB is co-hosting cleanup events.
“I’m happy that we’re able to help with some of that revitalization and spark peoples interest and their hope and their action,” she said.
A cleanup event will be held Saturday, October 27, along Hatcher Road from 7:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at 3A Automotive and Diesel, 1539 W. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85021.