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Philly Spring Clean Up

Posted on: April 17, 2012

My partner, Bob Elfant, and two of our dedicated agents, Janice Smalley and Deb Stanitz, spent this past Saturday cleaning up the east and west blocks of Duval Street off of Germantown Avenue.  They volunteered with neighbors and the board of the Mt Airy Business Improvement District as part of the Philly Spring Clean Up event.

 

Mt. Airy residents tackle abandoned buildings during city-wide cleanup day — NewsWorks.

 

It was another event in our year-long Building Community initiative, bringing our total to almost $6000 contributed and over 350 service hours this year!


Philly Spring Clean-up

Posted on: April 8, 2009

Saturday was a great day for Elfant Wissahickon.

We participated in the city-wide cleanup effort by cleaning the stretch of Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue  and Johnson Street.   A group of volunteers from our company filled about 30 bags of trash.   Particularly daunting was the steep sloped underside of the Walnut Lane bridge.   Serving as outdoor year-round living quarters for one of our Vietnam vets, the hillside was a particularly trashy site for motorists to view driving in and out of the Northwest.    The entire stretch of roadway looks much improved as a result of our efforts.   (We hope our park resident will be a little more comfortable, too.)

Agents on Lincoln Drive

This early weekend morning was not about negotiations and agreements of sale.  It was about a group of agents getting together to do something for ourselves and our community.   We enjoyed being together and we truly enjoyed our end-result.  Maybe people will be less inclined to litter on that stretch, now that it looks so good.   Hopefully, our resident Vet will feel a little more cared for as a result of our cleanup.

Agents on Lincoln Drive

A big thank you goes out to Sam, Janice, Gwen, Christopher , Paul, Deb, Leo,  Zeta and Jane for coming out.   Also, special thanks to Charlie for trucking by to get the trash bags and some discarded tires and Laura Siena and West Mt Airy Neighbors for helping organize.

Zeta on Lincoln Drive

It truly was a great morning!

Posted by Bob Elfant

Bob Elfant