The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association got more than a penny for their thoughts last week.
The civic group raised more than $500 during its first “311 Day,” during which businesses and individuals pledged donations for each complaint residents logged with the city about neighborhood problems.
The donations will benefit the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the WRBA will present the group with a check at its next meeting on April 21 at 1 p.m. The meeting is held at the ambulance corp’s headquarters at 78-15 Jamaica Avenue.
“We’re always looking for new ways to help our members engage with and better the neighborhood,” WRBA President Ed Wendell said. “Our first 311 Day was clearly a successful experiment. Not only will Woodhaven be much cleaner and safer, but the ambulance corps will come out ahead too.”
Residents logged complaints about a wide variety of issues, including graffiti on homes, potholes and dangerous road conditions.
To share a 311 request with the WRBA, email email@example.com or call the group at (718) 296-3735.