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Friends and neighbors,

Late last month I walked by the scene of a house fire at 2600 24th St. NE. One person in the home was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Two firefighters were transported with minor injuries.

While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, this is a great opportunity to confirm that your smoke detectors are working properly. The DC Fire and EMS Department installs smoke detectors free of charge to residents, simply call 311 or request one online by clicking HERE and selecting “FEMS – Smoke Alarm Application” from the drop down menu.

Free Job Skills Classes for Ward 5 Residents:

The District Department of Human Resources and the Department of Parks and Recreation have teamed up to expand DCHR’s free job skills classes for DC residents. On June 27th from 11 am to 1:30 pm at the Trinidad Recreation Center, DCHR will provide free Resume Writing and Interview Skills courses. Participants will learn valuable interview tips and how to create an eye-catching resume. In addition, participants will receive information about other career resources and programs offered by DCHR.

More information on the free class can be found here.

Join me in the 40th annual Pride Parade:

This saturday I’ll be joining Councilmembers Elissa Silverman, Charles Allen, Kenyan McDuffie, et al, to honor the 40th Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital with the annual Pride Parade! There’s no better way to experience one of the District’s most vibrant parades than being a part of it. The parade steps off on Saturday, June 13, at 4:30 pm, from 22nd & P Streets, NW and travels through the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods.

Please join me in marching with Councilmember Silverman! Sign up to get all the details here.

Commissioner Deleon announces the “3am Crew” Neighborhood Watch Program:

At May’s Town Hall, Commissioner Deleon announced the new 3am Crew program designed to mitigate chronic problems regarding noise and trash issues in the Queens Chapel Road area.

On the nights of major events in 5C02, the crew will assemble and walk around the Queen’s Chapel Road & Bladensburg Road area, usually in shifts, from the hours of 9 – 10pm, and 12am to 3am. To learn more about the program and sign up, click this link.

Your DC Flag photos needed! Get in the DC Flag Day contest!

It’s that time of year again! The DC Flag Day photo contest is officially underway and it’s bigger than ever! Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day, but the contest runs every day this week. Will you help Ward 5 win? Your pictures will decide!

Here’s how to take part:

Step 1) Take a fun picture with your favorite DC flag! If you don’t have a DC flag, get creative or print one at home!

Step 2) Post on Twitter with hashtags #‎DCFlagDay and #‎Ward5 or email to unitedforstatehood@gmail.com. You can get all the details you need by clicking here.

Recent Updates:

Commissioner Deleon quoted in Inside Sources
Delighted to have been quoted in an Inside Sources article about Governor O’Malley’s recent announcement in Baltimore. Read the story here.

DCPL kicks off Summer Reading program
The DCPL Summer Reading program is a great way to get kids, teens, and even adults reading! Kids can win free Chipotle & Nats tickets! Learn more about the program here.

Commissioner Deleon tours Federal City Council
I had the opportunity to tour the Federal City Council recently thanks to my friend Nicole. The FCC seeks to strengthen the economic vitality and livability of the entire Washington region through a singular focus on the betterment of the city at the region’s core. On my tour I got to see this neat model of the proposed redevelopment of the land north of Union Station, which the FCC is advocating for. Very cool stuff!

Welcome to 5C-02 Hank!
I’d like to extend my congratulations to John and Danielle on the birth their new baby Henry!

Thanks for reading and all the best,

Walter Deleon
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for 5C-02
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Woodridge South Civic Association – June 11, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, New Canaan Baptist Church ~ 2826 Bladensburg Road, NE ~ Washington, DC 20018

40th Annual Pride Parade – June 13, 3:30 – 6:30pm.

Free Job Skills Classes for Residents – June 27, 11:00am to 1:30pmTrinidad Recreation Center ~ 1310 Childress St NE

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