Hundreds of student volunteers from Fairview Christian School set out in the City of Reading Wednesday morning for their annual “Trash-a-Thon” community cleanup day, picking up trash on sidewalks, streets, and parks.
Work began at 9am with over 150 volunteers picking up trash and coordinating with Habitat for Humanity of Berks County to help clean up Miltimore Street in preparation for Buttonwood Gateway homes.
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County is also working to revitalize the area. Habitat’s first build of the Buttonwood Gateway Project is located on West Buttonwood Street and features a three-bedroom, one and a half bath home.
“One of our goals is to inspire other churches, schools, clubs, and non-profit organizations to take an active role in helping to revitalize Reading” says organizers.
“Not only does the City of Reading benefit from our work, the students of Fairview Christian School also benefit by investing in cleaning up their community.”
Students also gained sponsors to help raise money for missions trips and student activities.