MEDIA ADVISORY   

 
CLOSE TO 200 VOLUNTEERS TO TRANSFORM CENTER CITY ALLENTOWN 7TH STREET AREA ON SATURDAY, MAY 20TH   
 
   
More than 190 Wells Fargo volunteers will join with the Community Development Action Corporation of Allentown (CADCA) and community residents for Center City Allentown 7th Street Revitalization Work Day.  The volunteers will refurbish St. Luke's Neighborhood Center and Cleveland Elementary School, landscape Central Elementary School, create street mural, build community garden, complete clean-up projects and much more. 


WHEN:    

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.    Opening ceremony 
               (9th and Gordon Streets)
 
9:30 a.m.  - 3:00 pm     Volunteer projects 

1:30 p.m.                       Ribbon cutting ceremony with local
                                      elected officials (see list below)
 

WHERE: 

Center City Allentown along 7th Street;  400 block to the 600 block;
                                   
Cleveland Elementary School for the ribbon cutting ceremony, 424 N 9th Street, Allentown (1:30 p.m.)
      
                               
WHAT:                      

Service Projects include -
  • Painting St. Luke's Neighborhood Center including the Child Care Preschool
  • Building 50 flower boxes for a community garden
  • Renovating  Cleveland Elementary School and its outdoor area
  • Refurbishing a total of 66 trash can receptacles along 7th Street,  200 to 600 blocks
  • Creating the 7th street mural to be displayed at 446 N. 7th Street
  • Landscaping Central Elementary School playground area

WHO:   

Mayor Ed Pawlowski
City of Allentown, PA
                                   
Laura Haffner 
Wells Fargo Lehigh Valley Area President  
 
Mr. Tom Muller
Lehigh County Executive
 
Mr. Joe Hanna
Lehigh County Sheriff
 
Leslie Talago
Board member, Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown
 
Alan Jennings
Executive Director, Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown
 
Daniel Bosket
Director, Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown
 
Reverend John E. Lamb
Pastor, St. Luke's Lutheran Church
 
Annie Thomas
Wells Fargo Call Center - Administrative Team
 
Neighborhood residents
 
Close to 200 Wells Fargo volunteers from across the Lehigh Valley
 

About Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown

The Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown (CADCA) works toward the stabilization of neighborhoods and the economic empowerment of residents by enabling and encouraging them to develop and own businesses in the neighborhood. Through training and business related programs, projects, and initiatives, CADCA promotes a diversified economy of small-scale, locally owned businesses and empowers residents to assume more active roles in the stewardship of their community.

About Wells Fargo     
               
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune's 2016 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at  Wells Fargo Stories .

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CONTACT
Wells Fargo
Stephanie Ahenkora
908.370.4061

CADC Allentown
Daniel Bosket
610.780.9903
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The mission of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley is to improve the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.