Two South Pittsburgh organizations awarded Love Your Block Grants
Two South Pittsburgh organizations were among those receiving funding for the ninth season of the City of Pittsburgh’s Love Your Block (LYB) grant program.
Through the Love Your Block revitalization program, the City of Pittsburgh and Peoples Gas award $1,000 grants to applicants that submitted a block improvement project plan. The award money is used to purchase supplies and tools necessary to implement a block improvement project. Awardees mobilize community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets.
Project implementation will take place from April 1 to June 30, 2016.
“It is exciting to have a new Love Your Block season approaching - bringing together neighbors, community members, and volunteers to enhance our city,” said Mayor William Peduto. “I am proud of the way Pittsburghers rise to the occasion, turning blighted, vacant lots into beautiful community assets. These projects exhibit the best of what the City of Pittsburgh has to offer, an unmatched sense of pride with a passionate spirit of volunteerism.”
Love Your Block is made possible thanks to a donation of $25,000 by Peoples Natural Gas. The program is based on the Cities of Service Blueprint of the same name.
South Pittsburgh area organizations receiving Love Your Block Grants were:
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation: Volunteers will construct raised planters, remove litter, and clear overgrowth in a City-owned playground.
South Side Community Council: Volunteers will plant a perennial flower garden surrounded by a short fence, as well as perform general clean up, near the entrance of Ormsby Community Recreation Center.
For more information, visit http://goo.gl/vSxnO0 or call 412-255-4795.