May 27, 2014
The 6th Annual Mercy Neighborhood Clean Sweep was another sweeping success as 60 volunteers gathered on May 22 to help beautify the immediate neighborhood surrounding the hospital.
For the sixth year in a row, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo staff and BCLA (Belvedere, Choate, Lorraine, Alsace) Block Club members joined together to clean the neighborhood surrounding the hospital during the Mercy Neighborhood Clean Sweep held on Thursday, May 22. About 60 volunteers led by Mercy Hospital’s Go Green Committee, pitched in to pick up garbage and put their brooms and rakes to work in recognition of the recently-celebrated National Earth Week (an earlier scheduled Clean Sweep event was postponed due to weather conditions).
“Our neighbors are always very appreciative and it’s such a great way to celebrate Earth Week even though we had to hold it a little later this year because of the weather,” 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.