Local Nonprofit is Seeking Support for a Metuchen Community Planting Effort

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In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, Metuchen based non-profit Build with Purpose is giving back to the community that it has been a part of for the past 10 years, by helping to beautify the streets in our town.  

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Build with Purpose (bwpurpose.org), will begin installing several hundred plants on the median island of South Main Street as well as downtown Metuchen next to the train station.  However, volunteers are needed and donations are welcome to help defray the cost of this initiative.  Boro Hardware has generously agreed to sell the plants at cost, and the first planting is expected to take place at 2PM on June 20th.  Those interested in volunteering as part of the installation or donating should contact Rose Grummer-Strawn at rgrummer@bwpurpose.org or 732-635-1000 ext.111.

According to Brian Keenan and Keith Timko, both Metuchen residents and Directors with the organization, this effort "benefits all of us and not just because the town will look nicer but this kind of community improvement increases home values and brings a greater sense of community to Metuchen."   Timko adds that any and all help and support for this effort is much appreciated since Build with Purpose is hoping to raise another $800 to cover material costs.  To donate or learn more over the next two days, you can click here or send an email to ktimko@bwpurpose.org.

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