September 8, 2009 |

Volunteers needed for Redd Up on Sept. 19, 20

The Carrick Litter Patrol (CLP) is asking for help for a G-20 Redd Up on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20.

Mayor Ravenstahl has proclaimed September "Pittsburgh G-20 Month." He's asking all city residents to help make Pittsburgh look its best…Downtown… in the likely most-visited destinations… in all neighborhoods… in Allegheny County boroughs and townships… and on city roads. 

The city and county have embraced these recommendations suggested by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission:

• Urge neighborhood "Main Streets" to clean up their sidewalks, gutters and streets.

• Remove litter from heavy-traffic roads, intersections, traffic circles, bridges and approaches that require lane closures.

• Rally neighborhood Clean Pittsburgh stewards to organize volunteers to Redd Up their most visible streets and places.

The Carrick Litter Patrol is asking for volunteers, calling this the perfect chance to Redd-Up Carrick before the leaves fall.

"There has been an amazing response to this event but we could use your help too," said Dawn Harder of the CLP. "It is important that every volunteer know that they are valued, and what matters them matters to us. We have areas that are level and easy to clean if you have mobility limitations. The Litter Patrol is flexible to your needs."

The Carrick G-20 Redd Up will begin at the Carrick Shopping Center 2118 Brownsville Rd. (meet in the back by Auntie Lisa's Storage Units) on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a 10:30 a.m. sign in and

3 -5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, with a 2:30 p.m. sign in.

Trash Bags, gloves and bottle water will be provided. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and sun screen. Volunteers are asked to wear a green shirt, any color of green, any style of shirt. This is a way to let the community know the CLP is a team, using a hands on approach, unified in improving the litter problem.

This is a community event, everyone is welcome and needed to help make Carrick clean and safe. Anyone can help.

Rain day or bad weather options: the Redd Up will continue if it's a drizzle, but heavy rain and thunder will cancel plans for the day.

Questions, information and to volunteer: Call or email Dawn 412-805-0881 or nuvoyinzer2@verizon.net.

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