Mayor David R. Wohleben would like to thank community members from around Western New York who converged on Lockport to join the We Love U Foundation in cleaning up a local abandoned building. Community involvement like this helps to lift up the entire South Block neighborhood.

A group of about 30 volunteers, including Alderwoman Kelly VanDeMark, joined together for this great community cleaning event. Participants picked up trash and other refuse and covered over old graffiti, helping create a more well-kept and beautified look that the whole Lockport community can be proud of.

Representatives from the We Love U Foundation are planning to present to the full Common Council at an upcoming meeting and discuss everything involved with organizing and executing the cleanup event. On behalf of the city, Wohleben thanks the volunteers for their drive and initiative in helping to make Lockport a better place for us all to live.

See more about the volunteers and the event in coverage from WIVB-TV.