Solomon announces $22.5K grant for Wissinoming Civic Association to fund solar trash compactors on Torresdale Avenue

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., announced today that he has secured a $22,500 state grant for the Wissinoming Civic Association to fund solar trash compactors on Torresdale Avenue.

“I am excited to announce this grant award as it is something we’ve been working with the leaders of Wissionoming on for some time,” Solomon said. “Torresdale Avenue is the spine of the Wissinoming community, and it needs to be equipped with all the tools to keep it litter-free, and these Big Belly receptacles are a big step in that direction.  Hopefully, this is the beginning of a more comprehensive approach to rid our corridors of litter and make them vibrant, attractive, lively places to do business without trash blowing everywhere.”

Solomon was joined during the news conference by representatives from the Wissinoming Civic Association and the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association.

The grant Solomon announced was funded through the Keystone Communities Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The Keystone Communities Program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor the assistance to meet the needs of their specific revitalization effort.

To learn more about the grant program, visit the Keystone Communities program website here: