New Partners in Service: Bright Temple AME Church

In need of some extra hands for a special cleanup project, Rev. James Sherwyn reached out to the 41st precinct's Sergeant Clarivel Socola for help.  Bronx Community Solutions has forged a long-time partnership with Sgt. Socola and the NYPD so she knew just the right people for the job.  Bright Temple AME Church, located in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx, has plans to open its doors as a food pantry to the homeless and those struggling to make ends meet.  But there was still plenty of work to be done in cleaning and preparing the space.  For three days Bronx Community Solutions clients went to work cleaning rooms, removing old carpet and rearranging furniture.  With assistance from Crew Supervisors Anthony Gonzales and Corey Hatton and BCS community service clients made great strides in transforming the church space to better-serve Bronx residents.  Check out the pictures below to see the fruits of their labor.  

Bright Temple AME Church

Rev. Sherwyn consults with the community service team

All in a day's work

Bronx Community Solutions staff member Tiffany Barksdale, Anthony Gonzalez and
Moises Reyes with Rev. James Sherwyn

Hard at work

A job well done!