NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is partnering with the Allentown Community Development Corp. (ACDC) in a clean-up effort along Warrington and Arlington Avenues on Saturday, June 11 in conjunction with National NeighborWorks Week.
NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization serving the Pittsburgh region since 1968, has been offering free counseling services – specifically budget, credit and foreclosure prevention counseling – at the Brashear Association's Neighborhood Employment Center one day a week since March of 2010.
Each year, NeighborWorks America – the national entity - designates the first full week of June as National NeighborWorks Week. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania has been reaching out to Hilltop residents and helping them keep their homes through foreclosure prevention counseling. The clean-up effort is just one more way NeighborWorks can demonstrate their commitment to the Hilltop communities.
According to Judy Hackel, president of the ACDC, "we are thrilled that NeighborWorks is literally lending a hand to continue our beautification efforts in Allentown." She added, "It's especially nice when folks who don't reside here offer their support to help make a difference."
Volunteers from BNY Mellon will be assisting NeighborWorks staff members and ACDC members in painting over graffiti on city walls, removing debris and trimming weeds. Area residents who are interested in helping with the clean-up efforts should report to the Allentown Senior Citizens Center, 631 Warrington Avenue, Allentown, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 11.