Martinsburg, West Virginia – Members of the Eastern Panhandle Young Democrats (EPYD) commemorated Memorial Day by building three raised beds for the Garden of Promise, part of the Burke Street Neighborhood of Promise Initiative. The raised beds will be filled with topsoil and will provide participating families from the Burke Street neighborhood with a place to grow fresh vegetables, herbs, and greens throughout the summer.
“The Eastern Panhandle Young Democrats are happy to get our hands dirty and help support valuable community initiatives like the Garden of Promise,” said David Manthos, EPYD president. “Community gardens are an outstanding way to provide healthy nutrition and build community, and Democrats are proud to support that through our long tradition of public service,” Manthos continued.
The Burke Street Neighborhood of Promise is an initiative of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. The Eastern Panhandle Young Democrats is a non-profit membership organization open to registered Democrats, ages 18 to 35, from Morgan, Berkeley, or Jefferson County, West Virginia.