York Habitat teams with church group to clean city

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By Matt Maisel

Dressed in orange vests and armed with trash-picks, members of the York chapter of LCBC teamed with Habitat For Humanity to clean York city’s streets on Saturday.
About two dozen teenagers with the youth group Lives Changed By Christ worked between the 400 and 600 blocks of West Princess Street outside of downtown York, picking up trash and litter.
“Our church always wants to help other communities out,” Gia Scaccetti of LCBC said. “Having the opportunity, even if it’s just cleaning up trash, is kinda fun.”
Habitat for Humanity is in the process of building a duplex on the 400 block of West Princess. When LCBC contacted Habitat looking for community service, there was a clear place to help in the neighborhood.
“We took notice to some of the recent articles and certainly the trash here is an issue in our city,” said Kim Anthony, volunteer organizer for York’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. “We figured this was a way (LCBC) could easily help.”
LCBC was using Saturday’s trash pick-up as a training exercise for a mission trip to Boston this summer.