Three hundred Independence Blue Cross (Independence) associates joined City Year Philadelphia and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to help beautify the McVeigh Recreation Center in West Kensington. The activities held on September 18 are part of the company’s annual United Way giving campaign which runs from September 16-27. Independence Blue Crew volunteers painted murals, built benches, created new backboards for the basketball courts, refreshed the rec center’s exterior and improved the community garden.
McVeigh Recreation Center is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation facility that has been serving the West Kensington community since 1941. It offers no cost and low-cost programming for the community, which includes access to a garden, pool, sports equipment and movie nights.