Thanksgiving at Home for 200 Peoplestown Families

Thanksgiving is less than a month away, and with your help, we will provide 200 families in Peoplestown and surrounding neighborhoods with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy at home. We seek donation bags filled with the ingredients listed below to make all their favorite side dishes, while Emmaus House provides the turkeys and other items.

Bags may be dropped off starting Wednesday, November 17, through Monday, November 22. Please place all of the sides for each household into one large reusable canvas bag with handles.

Each bag needs the following ingredients:

2 Cans of String Beans (English Cut)
2 Cans of Corn
2 Cans of Peas
1 Can of Cranberry Sauce
1 Large Bag of Stuffing
1 Box of Brownie Mix
1 Bag of Rice (1 lb.)
2 Boxes of Cornbread / Muffin Mix
If you’d prefer to make a financial donation, please make donations out to Emmaus House and indicate they are for “Thanksgiving at Home.” Donations will go towards purchasing the food items.

https://www.emmaushouseatlanta.org/donate

If you or your organization wishes to drop off items over the weekend, please contact Adam Seeley at adamseeley@emmaushouse.org to arrange a time in advance. Again, bags may be dropped off starting Wednesday, November 17, through Monday, November 22.

We thank you for helping us make Thanksgiving memorable for 200 families in need.

Yard Trimmings Collection Schedule & Authorized Contractor Info

Good morning NPU Chairs,

Attached and enclosed are this week’s yard trimmings collections schedule and information regarding DPW’s authorized contractors, Russell Landscape and Ed Castro Landscape. Both companies are assisting the department with yard debris collections. Residents are encouraged to leave yard debris curbside until collected and to place bagged items away from storm drains.

Thank you for your patience as crews and contractors work diligently to collect all yard debris.

 

8th Annual NPU-V Community Forum is SATURDAY (10/23)

The theme for the 8th annual community forum is, “The New Norm: Pillars for Building Stronger Communities”. Prior to 2020 our communities were a mix of strength and weakness as well as benefits and burdens and while that is still true COVID-19 has really changed things. Join your neighbors as we discuss the various aspects of housing, safety and relationships in order to build a more resilient, self-determined and prosperous NPU-V together.

This event will be in person and online via Zoom. Only the first 50 people to register and select “in person” will be able to join in person. Food will be provided and mask/social distancing is required.

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcO6sqT0qGN3pHIKEVsnXZu-Ca4ujkpv-

**IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER WE WILL BE 100% VIRTUAL**

If you do not have internet access, you can dial-in by calling 1-301-715-8592 and using meeting code: 81077476029#

Please direct questions to NPU V Chair Stephanie Flowers via stephanieflowers@bellsouth.net

8th Annual NPU-V Community Forum

Registration for the 8th Annual Community forum is now live!

The theme for the 8th annual community forum is, “The New Norm: Pillars for Building Stronger Communities”. Prior to 2020 our communities were a mix of strength and weakness as well as benefits and burdens and while that is still true COVID-19 has really changed things. Join your neighbors as we discuss the various aspects of housing, safety and relationships in order to build a more resilient, self-determined and prosperous NPU-V together.

This event will be in person and online via Zoom. Only the first 50 people to register and select “in person” will be able to join in person. Food will be provided and mask/social distancing is required.

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcO6sqT0qGN3pHIKEVsnXZu-Ca4ujkpv-

**IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER WE WILL BE 100% VIRTUAL**

If you do not have internet access, you can dial-in by calling 1-301-715-8592 and using meeting code: 81077476029#

Please direct questions to NPU V Chair Stephanie Flowers via stephanieflowers@bellsouth.net

NPU-V October Virtual Meeting TONIGHT (10/11) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
 

The meeting will be held on Monday, September 13th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

You can find the meeting agenda here: https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/52740
The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
 
See you there!

Protecting Your Home: Identifying Home Scams

October 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society are partnering to bring you a free, informational webinar on how you can protect your home by identifying and understanding common home scams. This webinar will be delivered virtually. Topics will include:

  • Equity theft
  • Home fraud and home theft
  • Mortgage assistance scams, foreclosure surplus scams
  • Foreclosure protections.

Use this link to register.

This workshop is part of the 2021 Home Empower Workshop Series, sponsored by Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Early voting starts tomorrow!

The first day of Early Voting begins on October 12! Luckily, we have all the info you need to hit the polls. Visit www.fultonelections.com to learn more about polling sites and other Election news.
Spread the word to help make sure that your friends & family have everything they need to vote! Be sure to download the free Fulton Votes mobile app for Android or Apple device!

REMINDER: Join MARTA for Public Meetings on the Summerhill BRT Project

Good morning Valued Stakeholder,

REMINDER: You are invited to attend one of two public meetings NEXT WEEK for the Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, the future BRT line that will connect the Atlanta BeltLine, Peoplestown, Summerhill, Capitol Gateway, and South Downtown! Space is limited for the in-person meeting so sign up soon! Advance registration is required for the in-person meeting. Masks will be required for those attending in-person.

Registration links are provided below:

  • In-person Meeting: Tuesday, October 5, at 6 p.m. – Fanplex (768 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30315) – Space is limited to allow for social distancing. Advance registration is required. Masks required.
  • Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, October 6, at 6 p.m. – Virtual (Via Zoom)
    • Virtual Meeting: https://bit.ly/3nEqYQ2
    • For listening only (no presentation) call: 1-888-475-4499
    • Meeting ID: 996 2846 5998

The public meetings will include the latest on the proposed route and stop locations and other project elements. The presentation and survey will be posted on the project website after the virtual meeting, where you can also find more project information www.itsmarta.com/summerhill.aspx.

We look forward to your participation in these public meetings. For project-specific questions, please email Greg Holder at gholder@itsmarta.com. For any other questions or concerns, please contact MARTA’s Customer Call Center at 404-848-5000.

MARTA
Department of External Affairs