LCCC Helps to Purchase Mower to Maintain Vacant Lots and Urban Gardens in Wilkinsburg

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On Thursday, July 17th, Josie Bryant, Parish Social Minister for St. James Church and founder of Stone Soup and Serenity Community Gardens in Wilkinsburg, received something she been waiting for for over five years.  In cooperation with St. James Church and Home Depot, Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (LCCC) orchestrated the purchase of a riding lawnmower to help Josie and her volunteers tackle the difficult task of maintaining many of the vacant lots on Franklin Ave in Wilkinsburg, in addition to maintaining the community gardens she and so many have worked hard to get started.  “This has been a dream of mine and Mr. Jerome Garrett who has devoted countless hours in the gardens. We thank our donors who share in our vision and dreams of transforming our community,” said Ms. Bryant. “These types of grassroots initiatives are a vital component to fostering Wilkinsburg’s revitalization,” said Michael Sriprasert, LCCC’s Manager of Real Estate Finance.

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