Cleanup -- January 26, 2002
The "Sunshine Project" volunteers from Villanova University
worked on streets, alleys, and vacant lots along the South 20th Street
corridor, Fitzwater to Carpenter Streets. Tools and supplies were donated
by the South Philadelphia Block Association, Inc., and State Representative
Harold James' office via the 30th Ward leadership, especially ward leader
Terry Gillen. Local block captains Laura Blanchard and Marion Jones provided
morning refreshments and the Villanova program provided lunch. This is
this group's third visit to our area, where they looked on with great
respect for their energy and their positive attitude. Several area residents
said they would participate in the next cleanup, scheduled for March 23.
In partnership with
the Watson family, one crew cleaned the 700 block of South 20 Street (including
two lots) and the 2000 block of Catharine Street, plus removing a huge
pile of debris from the Fulton Stret alley.
Another crew worked
on the large lot on the 1900 block of Webster Street but (as the photo
shows) really need a chain saw to tackle the fallen trees. Next time!
Finally, two men
and a sledge hammer helped Marian Jones reduce a nasty heap of drywall
to little pieces that could be bagged and hauled away.
Thanks, as always!
You did a great job.