Photo courtesy of Christian Crespo, City of Reading.

More than a hundred volunteers and community leaders joined Reading Mayor Eddie Moran on Saturday to participate in Community Clean Up Day.

“I am grateful to every person and organization that showed up. I’m not surprised that the people of Reading were engaged the way they did,” said Mayor Moran.

“Thank you to all the organizations, religious groups, community leaders, business owners, City agencies and other residents for responding to this call of action. Special thanks to Senator Judy Schwank, Council Members Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz, Donna Reed and Lucine Sihelnik for lending their support to the program.”

Photo courtesy of Christian Crespo, City of Reading.

The event kicked off at the South Penn Garage on Franklin Street. Other residents undertook their own cleanup efforts.

“People kept sending me pictures and messages saying they couldn’t show up to the event, but joined the initiative and cleaned in their own neighborhoods. It makes me very happy and hopeful for what we can accomplish together.”

Clean Up Day resulted in over 163 bags of trash and litter, the equivalent of 2.5 tons and another ½ ton of bulk items too large to bag up.

The Mayor’s Community Clean Up Day is an on-going initiative. What started this past Saturday is part of the Mayor’s commitment to a cleaner city. The City is already working on the next Clean Up Day, which will take place in early August.

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