MOOSIC, PA – Hazleton Creek Properties (HCP) of Moosic, PA, has generously donated and installed two new sets of doors to the Greater Hazleton Senior Citizens Center at 24 East Broad Street in downtown Hazleton. The existing double doorway, which may have dated back to the center’s opening in 1969, was in desperate need of replacement and would frequently blow open when cold gusts of air would whistle down Broad Street, which was often. The in-kind contribution of parts and labor by Mark Construction Services, which was valued at $7,500, was arranged by Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, who has long championed providing greater resources and opportunities for the region’s many senior citizens.
“On behalf of the citizens of Hazleton and especially our seniors who have come to rely so heavily on the center as a social gathering place, I would like to sincerely thank Hazleton Creek Properties and Bill Rinaldi, for this very generous contribution to the Greater Hazleton Senior Citizens Center,” said Mayor Barletta. “The comfort of the many elderly users of the center is extremely important, especially in these harsh winter months. Hazleton Creek Properties has long been known for its generosity and this contribution is just another example of the company’s laudable civic pride and commitment.”
“When Mayor Barletta told us about this problem at the senior center, we didn’t hesitate to offer our resources and expertise to install new and vastly improved doorways to the facility,” added HCP’s Bill Rinaldi. “Our senior citizens deserve our admiration and respect. Providing them with a greater degree of comfort in their beloved Hazleton community center is the least we could do.”
The mission of Hazleton Creek Properties (HCP) is to improve the quality of life for residents of the Greater Hazleton community. HCP is currently engaged in a major mine reclamation project that, once completed, will improve the health and safety of Hazleton and enhance the community’s natural beauty. The firm has already completed an important phase of the transportation infrastructure component of the project through the design and construction of a loading and unloading facility with the capacity to handle up to 80 rail cars. First and foremost, HCP is committed to protecting the environment and residents of the Greater Hazleton community.