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October Redd Up attracts more than 100 communities; several thousand "Stash the Trash" school kids; 3,000 "Pitt Make a Difference Day" volunteers

Volunteers of all ages in more than 100 city neighborhoods and communities in Allegheny County are being recruited for the annual fall Redd Up on the October 15-16-17 weekend.

"This is a strong response," said Boris Weinstein of Citizens Against Litter, organizer of the cleanup, "and we're looking for more communities to participate."

Eighty-one of the city's 89 neighborhoods have signed up. Sixteen communities from Allegheny County have also committed.

"The fall Redd Up is a full court press against litter," continued Weinstein. "As many as 3,000 Pitt student volunteers will perform their community service on Saturday, Oct. 16 for the third year's "Pitt Make a Difference Day." Buses with 44 volunteers will head into more than 55 communities this fall. Add to this the several thousand Pittsburgh school children who will participate in Stash the Trash events at their schools on Friday. October 15.

Participating city neighborhoods are: Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Banksville, Bedford Dwellings, Beechview, Beltzhoover, Bloomfield, Bluff, Bon Air, Brighton Heights, Brightwood, Brookline, California-Kirkbride, Carrick, Crafton Heights, Central Northside, Chartiers, Crafton Heights, Crawford Square, Downtown, Duquesne Heights, East Carnegie, East Liberty, Elliott, Esplen, Fineview, Friendship, Garfield, Greenfield, Hays, Hazelwood, Highland Park, Homewood, Lincoln Place, New Homestead, North Oakland, Larimer. Lawrenceville, Lincoln-Lemington, Lincoln Place, Lower Hill, Manchester, Mexican War Streets, Middle Hill, Morningside, Mt. Washington, Mt. Oliver, New Homestead, Oak Hill, Oakwood, Oakland, Observatory Hill, Perry Hilltop, Polish Hill, Ridgemont, Schenley Heights, Shadyside, Sheraden, South Side Slopes, South Side Flats, South Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Spring Garden, Stanton Heights, Strip District, Summer Hill, Troy Hill, Uptown, West End ,Westwood, Windgap plus the Eliza Furnace Walking/Bike Trail, Ohio River Blvd. and Banksville Road Corridor.

Allegheny County communities are: Baldwin Twp., Dormont, Etna, Fox Chapel, Glassport, Homestead, Indiana, McKees Rocks, Mt. Oliver, Penn Hills, Sharpsburg, South Park, Stowe, West Homestead and Wilkinsburg plus Woodland School District.

Pittsburgh Public Works, PA. Resources Council and Allegheny CleanWays provide neighborhoods and schools with bags and gloves. Pittsburgh Public Works will collect filled litter and trash bags in city neighborhoods.

Persons interested in volunteering are asked to contact Boris Weinstein at boris.weinstein@verizon.net or call 412-688-0120.

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