May 2, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo staff and BCLA (Belvedere, Choate, Lorraine, Alsace) Block Club members gathered on Thursday, April 25 to clean the neighborhood surrounding the hospital during the Mercy Neighborhood Clean Sweep.
About 50 volunteers pitched in to pick up garbage and put their brooms and rakes to work in recognition of the National Earth Week celebration.
“Our neighbors are always very appreciative and it’s such a great way to celebrate Earth Week,” said Peggy Jetter, Coordinator of the Mercy Neighborhood Clean Sweep, Chair of Mercy Hospital’s Go Green Committee, and Director of Imaging Services at Mercy Hospital. “I was particularly impressed with how everybody worked hard, helped each other, and needed little direction. Overall, it was a great team effort.”
Mike Shedler, President of the BCLA Block Club, agreed with Jetter as he expressed his thanks to the hospital for organizing the cleanup and helping to beautify the neighborhood.
The Mercy Hospital Go Green Committee coordinated the Clean Sweep as a way for staff to not only celebrate Earth Week but to give back to the hospital’s neighborhood.