Volunteers ‘Green’ East LA Youth Center

By EGP Staff Report

Children at the East Los Angeles Community Youth Center (ELACYC) now have a greener, more comfortable environment thanks to donations from some local organizations.

(Left to right) William Villalobos, Frank Villalobos President, Veronica Ortiz, Luis Vazquez, Ivan Vasquez, Uriel Vazquez members of Barrio Planners Inc. and Jesus Santacruz staff member at the ELACYC. (Barrio Planners Incorporated)

The youth center’s landscape is now filled with shady trees, aromatic plants and beautiful green space, according to Barrio Planners Incorporated Landscape Designer Veronica Ortiz.

Ortiz said Barrio Planners Inc employees donated their time recently to plant trees, shrubs, ground cover and fix irrigation lines at the ELACYC.

That was phase one of the Green ELACYC Project, which received donations from John Krupka of Wilkins Irrigation, Kim Goldenstein from VIT Products Inc, Beautification Through Vegetation and So Cal Guerilla Gardening,” Ortiz told EGP.

“The significance of the project is that BPI not only produces plans and drawings but is also hands on for the community,” said Ortiz, who helped coordinate the event.

A total of three new trees were planted in addition to the landscaping.

“The children of the East Los Angeles Community need a clean and safe environment, we are very happy to provide it,” said Ortiz.

Other events are planned in the near future. Barrio Planner’s Comedy Nigh fundraiser on Friday May 24, 2013 at Stevens Steak House support ELACYC’s summer program.

For more information, call (323) 726-7734.

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