Last weekend, the volunteers of Northside and Eastside LOVE launched their “Take Pride in Your Side” Neighborhood Clean Up. Over 70 volunteers launched from Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church near Myrtle & Kings Rd and collected over 60 bags of trash. Northside and Eastside LOVE are neighborhood initiatives designed to empower and uplift underserved and underrepresented communities, through strategic partnerships that provide, health education, financial literacy, mentorships and much more. LOVE is the acronym for Lifting Our Various Enterprises created from the 2013 inaugural season of the Northside LOVE Arts & Vendors Market. Pictured left to right are volunteers: Cheryl Harrell, Symone Harrell, Brittney Harrell, City Council District 8 Candidate CC Newby, Ashlei Brown, Nekia Jackson, Kwame Jenkins and Dr. Royce McGowan of McGowan Spinal Rehabilitation Center.