Solomon presents check to the Tree Authority, LLC
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., presented $25,000 in state funding to the Tree Authority LLC for tree planting and maintenance along Levick Street.
“We have seen studies that show that more green spaces reduce crime and overall make neighborhoods healthier,” Solomon said. “I take great pride in our neighborhood so I’m happy to help provide funding for an organization such as the Tree Authority, which help us all live in a cleaner, safer community.”
After the check presentation, Solomon’s office partnered with the WeLoveU Foundation to perform a clean-up along Levick Street, and the Tree Authority tended to and planted trees.
“The volunteers that are here today, originally participated in planting these trees. We are glad that we were able to come back this year to be able to maintain them and make them look more beautiful for the community,” said Jennysabid Ferrerira, International WeLoveU Foundation volunteer.
“One of the best parts of this grant is actually the maintenance. Planting trees is the start but now we can keep them going and get them established and doing well for the community,” said Hasan Malik, owner of the Tree Authority.
ATTENTION EDITORS: A recording of the event is available for download here.