Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Community Clean-Up in Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville will be sparkling on Saturday, July 12, when six organizations unite for July’s Community Clean-Up Day. Lawrenceville United, the Lawrenceville Corporation, the Regional Internship Center of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Cares, the Lawrenceville Tree Tenders, and the Pennsylvania League of Young Voters will join forces to eliminate litter and support Lawrenceville charities.

Volunteers are invited to meet at 9 a.m. at Lawrenceville United, 4825 Butler Street, for breakfast and orientation. With funding from Operation Weed and Seed, Lawrenceville United will provide gloves, tools, equipment, and garbage/recycling bags. Volunteers will then head out into the neighborhood to clean up priority sites, and the Lawrenceville Tree Tenders will weed and mulch street trees. Organized by Lawrenceville United and the Lawrenceville Corporation, Community Clean-Ups happen the second Saturday from April through October, and typically draw around 30 residents each month.

By 1:30 p.m., volunteers will be back at Lawrenceville United to enjoy a BBQ in the parking lot. DJ Selecta will spin music as participants from the organizations mingle with Lawrenceville neighbors.

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