Allegheny Cleanways February Newsletter - Volunteer Competition Round 3 Winner: Stuart Meyers

- by Hannah Geiser


Since June 2013, Allegheny CleanWays has awarded the volunteer with the most hours over a two month period with an Infurn giant bean bag. The winner for the months of November and December is Stuart Meyers, with 47 hours. Previous winners were Joseph Onstott with 48 hours and John Erickson with 28 hours. Round 4 will end on February 28th.

Stuart is a dedicated volunteer, both with Allegheny CleanWays and with other organizations.  As a recent retiree, he continues doing what he loves.

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    The Pittsburgh Foundation is a community foundation that “works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.” One of the Pittsburgh Foundation’s current initiatives is Pittsburgh on Video, which is a community-based online news site. Pittsburgh on Video connects local viewers with news from their neighborhoods and allows individuals to contribute their own stories.

    The Unsung Nonprofit News Show is part of the Pittsburgh on Video news outlet and focuses on the activities of nonprofits around the city. Unsung contacted Allegheny CleanWays about making a short video about one of our programs. We had a film crew come to our DumpBuster worksite on Edgebrook Ave and make a great video (see time 7:55) about the realities of our work. Thanks to all who helped at the dumpsite and in the film-making!

      Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Recycling locations

      Now that the holidays are over, it's time to take out the Christmas trees. Pittsburgh offers Christmas tree recycling through the Department of Public Works at four drop-off locations around the city. Please bring your tree with no lights, ornaments, or stands to these places from 8 am - 2 pm Monday - Saturday:

      2nd Division P.W. (East End)
      North Dallas Ave at Hamilton Ave 412-665-3609
      3rd Division P.W. (Hazelwood)
      Melanchton Ave., off 5200 block of 2nd Ave 412-422-6524
      5th Division P.W. (West End)
      1330 Hassler St., off of Hershel & Steuben (next to Herschel Park) 412-937-3054
      Environmental Services Lot (Strip District)
      3001 Railroad Street (next to Old City Tow Pound Location) 412-255-2773

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      Allegheny CleanWays has been excited to work with Masayuki Seki, an international student at the University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute, for the fall. Seki is from Japan and works in Saitama as a banker. He came to the United States in September to study English for three months. To practice his English skills with native speakers, Seki wanted to volunteer with a local organization. His search found Allegheny CleanWays and he has volunteered with us consistently from the beginning, putting in 35 hours.