May 18, 2015

St. Vincent Charity launches anniversary initiative with spring clean up

More than 50 of caregivers from St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and their families gathered May 3rd to give back to the neighborhood around the hospital at a spring clean up event. Efforts included planting, painting, general grounds keeping and trash pickup. The community rejuvenation was the first event in St. Vincent’s 150 for our 150th community initiative.

“To celebrate our 150th anniversary, we are serving our community throughout the year in allotments of 150. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our dear friend of 150 years, the entire Cleveland community,” said David Perse MD, president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. “This initiative honors our tradition as a caregiver committed to bettering downtown Cleveland communities and neighborhoods.”

Participants in the May 3 event donated a collective 150 volunteer hours, cleaning up more than 2,000 pounds of dirt and debris and planting hundreds of flowers in the neighborhood. St. Vincent Charity employees and their families worked together to clean up, re-plant and restore the medians along East 30th Street, a gateway to the Campus District; re-plant the gardens at Marion-Sterling Elementary School and Jane Addams High School; collect trash throughout the neighborhood; and, paint benches in front of the local library and the community lending library.

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

Pictured are hospital volunteers replanting, cleaning and sweeping the East 30th Street median between Central and Community College Ave. 

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