Mets promoting volunteering and community service this week

It looks like the Mets are planning to have a big community service week….all good stuff and deserves to be mentioned.

On Tuesday, Mets players will be working alongside 50 volunteers to help beautify a community garden in Harlem. They’ll be planting trees and flowers, installing grills and a water irrigation system.

On Wednesday, the Mets will paint a YMCA roof in Brooklyn white as part of the NYC Cool Roofs program to paint hot black roofs with a cool reflective white paint to help reflect the sun’s rays back into the atmosphere.  The green initiative reduces greenhouse gas emissions, local temperatures and energy costs.

Thursday, The Mets will help take care of dogs and cats up for adoption at a midtown Manhattan animal shelter in support of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, a coalition of more than 160 animal rescue groups and shelters to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

On Friday, The Mets will visit a park in Corona, Queens to paint a playground and hold a baseball clinic for local Little Leaguers who have devoted their time to improving their park.  The project is organized by the City Parks Foundation, which operates in more than 750 parks around the city to present a broad range of free arts, sports and educational programs and empowers citizens to support their parks on a local level.

In the afternoon, the Mets Alumni Association Presented by Citi will participate in Teammates Week by joining Mets front-office staff and Citi volunteers on an apple repack organized by Citi Harvest.  More than 25,000 pounds of apples will be placed into bags to be delivered to food pantries across the city. City Harvest helps feed the hungry by collecting excess food and delivering it to more than 600 community food programs across New York City.  Mets alumni will present a volunteer from City Harvest with the “Teammates in the Community” award during an on-field, pre-game ceremony.

That’s great stuff.  I’ll pass along pictures as I get them.  Lets seem some comments on this post!