Last Saturday morning, September 18th, 156 sleepy volunteers made their way through the streets of San Francisco to the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. Together, they painted the building’s new second and third story hallways, bathrooms, classrooms, and gym, created a garden, painted a mural, and cleaned. The majority of volunteers were Recology Sunset Scavanger, Recology Golden Gate, and Recology San Francisco employee-owners and friends, and some Recology employee-owners traveled from Sacramento and beyond to arrive at the Y by 8AM.
The Bayview Hunters Point Y was founded in 1997 and now provides services to 6,000 people, including low-cost programs for youth in a safe, clean, and newly rennovated environment. The three-story, 37,000 sq. foot property has a gymnasium, stage, dance studio, outdoor play area, resurfaced parking lot, computer center, and fitness room.
The big Saturday morning turnout clearly demonstrates Recology’s commitment and desire to support our Recycle Central(TM) facility neighborhood, and one of the communities we serve.