Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Republic Services Empower Sharswood Community through Neighborhood Clean Up

Jul 17, 2017 4:25 PM ET
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As part of continued efforts to strengthen the Sharswood community, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Republic Services teamed up last Saturday, July 15, for Neighborhood Promise Day. This partnership complements the ongoing revitalization efforts in Sharswood and creates the opportunity to help rebuild, revitalize and restore places and spaces in need. 

Fifty volunteers from Republic Services joined Sharswood community members and Habitat staff to tackle a variety of projects to support the neighborhood. Volunteers helped make updates and repairs to the Sharswood Athletic Recreation Center and helped the Habitat staff on home repair projects for residents. Republic Services also provided dumpsters and offered curbside pickup to support general street clean-up and maintenance, as well as helping Sharswood neighbors who wanted to clear items out of their homes.

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia transforms lives and our city by building and repairing quality homes in partnership with families in need and by uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has built and sold 207 energy-efficient homes to first-time homeowners, and strategically partnered with more than 393 homeowners and their families to provide critical home repairs. For more information, visit habitatphiladelphia.org.

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for their commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and oilfield customers. We'll handle it from here.TM, the brand’s promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

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