Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

Upcoming Events – Heroes Appreciation Day & Neighborhood Watch Group Presentation

Dear Neighbors,

Below is the latest news ~



Thursday, September 29, 2016:    Recently,  the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association learned that on the 5500 block of Magnolia, several cars and homes were burglarized. We are very concerned and would like to help residents organize a neighborhood watch group on their block.   As you all know, our streets will be safer when neighbors look out for each other and feel part of a strong community.

As a first step, we have invited Ms. Dee Brown, Coordinator of the St. Louis Safety Group, to come speak with us about the Neighborhood Ownership Model (NOM) and how to sign up for the Citizens On Patrol training.   Together, we will learn how to observe and report suspicious activities.  Dee will conclude with a discussion of other training programs, such as Court Advocacy and Victim Support training.  crime-prevention-1

Here are details about the presentation from Ms. Dee Brown:

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: SWGNA office at 4950 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
Speaker: Dee Brown, Coordinator from St. Louis Safety Group
Topic: Crime prevention: how to start a neighborhood watch group on your block

Want more details?  check out this link below on NextDoorSTL, you may need to cut and paste into your address bar:

Heroes Appreciation Day is scheduled for next Tuesday, October 4th:    We starting to get excited, but there is plenty to do, though to get ready to serve our first responders.  If you can volunteer two hours to help anytime between 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on Tuesday October 4th,  please call Sandy Grbac at 314-412-6531.  Many hands do make for light work. 

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Can’t help?  We are still collecting donations.  We are hoping to once again, give a certificate to every first responder that walk in the door.  If interested in donating make the check payable to SWGNA and mark heroes appreciation in the memo line.    Mail or drop off the check to 4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO  63110.

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We are also looking for donations of homemade desserts like cookies or brownies.  If you have the time this would be a great help, as well.  Please call Sandy Grbac at 314-412-6531 to let her know what you plan to donate in form of baked .  You can also email me at

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In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

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