West Ashley United brings residents together 🔊

West Ashley United brings residents together 🔊
September 01 14:50 2016 Print This Article

Launched during the 2015 Charleston Mayoral race to ensure that the West Ashley neighborhoods became a focal point in local politics, West Ashley United is a non-profit organization designed to get residents more involved in bringing attention to improving area schools and shopping centers and offering plans for revitalizing the area.

The organization has a Facebook page Facebook.com/WestAshleyUnited which informs its 2100 followers about political meeting agendas and encourages them to attend.  It also encourages civic involvement, such as a supply drive for Pattison’s Academy, a school for special needs students on Bees Ferry Rd.  The group arranged for West Ashley Walmart, the Charleston Coffee Exchange, and other local businesses to set up supply bins.

West Ashley United also likes to highlight locally-owner businesses.  The Blue Rose Cafe recently stayed open after hours to host a gathering of West Ashley United enthusiasts.  Mayor John Tecklenburg attended the gathering, as well as State Representative Mary Tinkler, City Councilman Bill Moody,  Charleston County Council candidates Brantley Moody and Ruth Jordan and House District 114 candidate Bob Aubin.  Dozens of people who had never met, including newcomers to the area, got together and discussed ways to make West Ashley a better place to live.