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Volunteers to revitalize Greensburg neighborhood park

Deb Erdley
Volunteers are being asked to help to upgrade Greensburg’s Coulter Playground.

Officials with Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity are taking a leap of faith that their partnership with Thrivent Financial’s Building on Faith 2019 initiative will draw 100 or more volunteers this weekend to revitalize a Greensburg neighborhood park.

Volunteers will meet at the Coulter Park and Playground on the corner of O’Hara Street and Brushton Avenue from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and again from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to build benches and assist with light landscaping.

The project is part of an ongoing improvement project that Habitat launched in the neighborhood, including streetscape/front door beautification project and the construction of a new home designed to fit into the existing architecture.

Thrivent spokeswoman Christin Thorpe said Saturday’s volunteer effort will include a community picnic in the park as well as a performance by a quartet from the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and displays by the Latrobe Art Center and Think Greensburg.

“We’re crossing our fingers. This is the first year for the program with Thrivent. But between the two days, we’re already up to about 90 volunteers,” Habitat Executive Director Daniel Giovannelli said.

Thrivent, a national not-for-profit financial services organization, partners with various community organizations throughout the region.

“We’re really excited,” Giovannelli said. “Nationally, Thrivent is the biggest nongovernmental supporter of Habitat.”

He said volunteers may register for the weekend project at https://cwhfh.org/buildingonfaith/

Deb Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Deb at 724-850-1209, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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