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Volunteers welcome for Oct. city-wide Redd Up


August 30, 2011

Most of Pittsburgh's 90 neighborhoods have signed up for the fall Redd Up on the Oct. 21, 22, 23 weekend.

Pittsburgh public, private and parochial schools kick off the weekend on Friday, Oct. 21, with the Stash the Trash event. To register your school, contact Sarah Alessio Shea at PA Resources Council, the coordinating organization, at saraha@ccicenter. org or call 412-488-7490.

Volunteers will be furnished with gloves and trash bags.

The Redd Up event attracts approximately 10,000 volunteers. Most neighborhood cleanups are held on Saturday morning.

An estimated 2,800 Pitt student volunteers will work along with residents on this same Saturday as part of its annual Pitt Make a Difference Day of community service.

Communities outside Pittsburgh are encouraged to hold their fall cleanups on this same weekend. Register your participation through

Groups and individuals interested in participating as volunteers are asked to contact Citizens Against Litter who will put them in touch with neighborhood Clean Pittsburgh Stewards. Contact or call 412-688-9120.

Allegheny CleanWays, the organization assisting neighborhoods with eliminating illegal dumpsites, will also be a participating in the Redd Up. Contact Myrna Newman for information at or 412-381-1301. Allegheny CleanWays welcomes volunteers.


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