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Hundreds volunteer for a cleaner Philly, from West to Eastern North

April 16, 2012

These volunteers with People's Emergency Center had a blast on Saturday cleaning up blocks of Haverford Avenue.

Philadelphia residents came out on Saturday April 14 for a beautiful day of cleaning up their streets, parks, and neighborhoods, part of the city’s 5th Annual Spring Cleanup. LISC wants to celebrate this fantastic community-driven effort, as well as the coordination and work of our partner organizations. Hundreds of volunteers were able to contribute meaningfully to a cleaner and more proactive Philadelphia.

In SCI West, The Enterprise Center CDC and its staff worked with hundreds of volunteers in the Walnut Hill neighborhood, in coordination with neighborhood residents, TEC’s Community Leaders, Drexel University, the Walnut Hill Community Association, and Ready, Willing and Able. On Haverford Avenue, 40th Street and Lancaster Avenue, People’s Emergency Center worked with volunteers from their youth program, the Mantua Community Improvement Committee, and Drexel University.

In SCI Eastern North, neighbors of Rainbow de Colores playground and handball court picked up trash and planted flowers. Ready, Willing, and Able also helped Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) and residents clean up a park and picked up trash along Germantown Ave near Cousins’ Supermarket.

Congratulations to all of the volunteers who made this year’s cleanup a success. When engaged residents work to improve their communities, sustainable change is possible.

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Photos by David Ferris.

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