MANCHESTER (October 26, 2009) – Mayor Frank Guinta thanked the various partners, volunteers and donors to the Langdon Mill Project. Earlier this year, it was discovered that Langdon Mill Apartments were infested with bed bugs. Through the combined efforts of various community partners, including the Granite State Organizing Project and building owner Dick Anagnost, the project is nearing completion.
“In my four years as Mayor of Manchester, one of my proudest moments was to see the community come together to help eradicate the bed bug crisis at Langdon Mill,” Mayor Guinta said. “Eradicating bed bugs from an apartment complex, especially one with so many cultures and languages, provides formidable challenges. However, people like Brother Paul Crawford from the GSOP did an exemplary job in overcoming those challenges.”
Brother Crawford, President of the Board of the Granite State Organizing Project said, “ We knew from the beginning that only the generosity of the greater Manchester community would make this effort possible – we are so grateful to all of the people who gave their time, their money and most of all their concern and support to the families of the Langdon Mill.”
Mayor Guinta also wanted to thank Building 19 and Wal-Mart for their generous donation of gift cards to the residents of Langdon Mill. “These gift cards will provide needed assistance to those displaced by bed bugs. They, along with all of the local donations, are greatly appreciated.”
However, Guinta noted, the Langdon Mill Project is still about $2,800 short of their goal and urges Manchester residents to consider a donation to the GSOP toward this worthwhile project .Donations can be sent to Granite State Organizing Project; 383 Beech St.; Manchester, NH 03103. For more information, contact the GSOP at (603) 668-8250.