(Because I worked with the crew that went north of Christian Street, I have more pictures of them than of the southern crew, who deserve better representation on this page than they got.)
Vacant lot, 765-67 South 20th Street, before cleaning. We expected a city crew to come cut the weeds, but it never arrived.
Same lot, September 27. After the volunteers began the cleanup, the neighbor at 769 South 20th began work on the lot with a sickle and a rake. The September 22 cleanup was obviously an inspiration to this neighbor.
Fulton Street looking toward 21st. Mr. Watson had cleaned about three house-widths down; the volunteer crew extended this several house-widths and also rough-cut weeds further down.
Villanova volunteers after lunch.
The Watson family, residents of South 20th Street and participants in the cleanup, pose with their new best friends.
The September 22, 2001 cleanup focused on 20th Street from Fitzwater to Mifflin Streets. It was organized by the South Philadelphia Block Association in partnership with Universal Communities, the Philadelphia More Beautiful program, and the City of Philadelphia Managing Directors' Office. Additional assistance was provided by St. Charles Borromeo Church and the Courts of Calanthe. Volunteers came from the "30th Ward is on the Move" initiative organized by Democratic Party Ward Leader Terry Gillen and Donna Bond, Villanova University, SELF, Inc., and the City of Philadelphia early release program.
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