Friday, November 06, 2009

Community Service Day Recap

On October 24, residents at Manchester Manor Apartments, Tanglewood Apartments, and Sligo Hills Apartments in Silver Spring were treated to on-site paper shredding/recycling and the opportunity to donate clothing and household goods to families in need.

Montgomery County collaborated with Office Paper Systems, A Wider Circle, and the Housing Opportunities Commission to provide these services in the parking areas of these properties.

Montgomery County volunteers and staff also went door-to-door, placing apartment-sized recycling bins and recycling information at the door of every apartment, and replaced the labels and posters at the collection areas to raise resident recycling awareness.

This event was part of the countywide Community Service Day, a day of volunteering to encourage the spirit of giving among county residents.

From the November 2009 issue of our TRRAC Newsletter for multi-family properties.

Volunteers and staff apply decals to recycling bins

donated household goods

Trucks await household donations and paper to shred

Volunteers and staff gather before distributing recycling bins

recycling bin in front of apartment door