Carpenters Keep Bakersfield Beautiful

Southwest Carpenters take great pride in their community. That’s why Local 661 Carpenters were more than happy to lend a hand to their neighbors, with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful (KBB) for a community cleanup last Saturday. KBB is a not-for-profit organization comprised of volunteers including government officials, educators, civic groups, and business owners, all with the same mission, “to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community.”

Every first Friday night of the month, the galleries, shops, and restaurants of downtown Bakersfield open with special events. More than 3,000 residents typically come out to enjoy all downtown Bakersfield has to offer on KBB’s First Fridays. Many of Local 661’s carpenters train, live, and work in Bakersfield, so members were eager to chip in and help.

“It was a beautiful weekend, everyone did a great job with the First Fridays. It was great to see so many people from the community there enjoying themselves,” said John Enriquez board member for KBB. “Then on Saturday, the carpenters were out there early to help us get it all cleaned up. We can accomplish a lot when neighbors come together. We know there’s a lot more we can do for the community. We just need the volunteers,” Enriquez continues.  KBB invites volunteers of all ages to help Stewards Inc. with the Jan. 19. The Carpenters will help to clean up litter and illegally dumped items in the Williams School neighborhood.  Supplies will be provided.  If you’re interested in participating in this volunteer opportunity, sign up and fill your CUPP!