Carrick Redd Up soggy, but successful


Davon Dawson and Chris Johnson volunteers with the Carrick Litter Patrol work at cleaning Brownsville Road near the South Side Cemetery during the organization's annual Redd Up.

The Carrick Litter Patrol volunteers braved fickle spring weather and succeeded in cleaning up the neighborhood again during their Spring Redd Up on April 16.

 Despite Mother Nature's rainy, chilly challenge, a nice size contingent of hearty volunteers came out ready, and eager, to battle the litter that had accumulated during the winter months. They were able to pick up all of Brownsville Road, the Carrick Shopping Center, and the Foodland Shopping Center before it became a hazard to work in the rain. Altogether, 34 bags of trash were collected.

 "These very determined volunteers show the undefeatable community spirit that lives on in Carrick," said Dawn Harder, Carrick litter steward. "Due to the wet weather, our season is getting a slightly later start, but we will have more clean ups as the weather improves," said Ms. Harder.

The Carrick Litter Patrol has received a much needed donation of new T-shirts from District Magisterial Judge Richard King. The brightly colored T-shirts have helped create community awareness of the volunteer's efforts, and have added to the esprit de corps of the volunteers themselves.

Those who would like more information about the Carrick Litter Patrol, or want to become a volunteer, should contact Dawn Harder. or 412-805-0881


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