On Friday, June 14, Troy-Bilt made a very generous product donation to Keep New York City Beautiful Coalition members including New York Restoration Project, Citizens Committee for NYC, and Grow NYC, and the Powell Street Community Garden. The donation of machinery will help the community garden and volunteers tremendously. Troy-Bilt, a 2013 Great American Cleanup National Sponsor, has donated machinery to over 110 organizations during this year’s Great American Cleanup, making an incredible impact on communities across the nation. In addition to 2013, Troy-Bilt has made generous donations of lawn and garden equipment to our affiliates nationwide for 15 years, and has enabled our local organizations to create cleaner, greener, more beautiful and vibrant places in which to live, work, garden and play.
We would like to thank all the organizations in attendance, including Troy-Bilt, Keep New York City Beautiful, New York City Department of Sanitation, New York Restoration Project, Citizens Committee for NYC, and Grow NYC.
Great American Cleanup National Sponsor Troy-Bilt has announced that Keep Mohawk Beautiful of Rome is the winner of Taking Root! The Keep America Beautiful affiliate will receive $10,000 in grant funding and $2,000 in Troy-Bilt products to complete the Grow Rome project. Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful of Rome plans to create new community gardens throughout Rome, N.Y. It targets youth, low income and at-risk citizens and encourages them to grow and harvest their own food.
In addition, each of the five Keep America Beautiful finalist organizations (Keep Carbondale Beautiful in Carbondale, Ill.; Keep Hammond Beautiful in Hammond, La.; Keep Indianapolis Beautiful; Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful in West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Shreveport Green in Shreveport, La.) will be awarded $3,000 to help complete a local gardening projects this year.