New Roots Blight Committee Coordinator, Greg Griffin, has initiated and grown a litter clean up crew that utilizes volunteers, like himself, to clean up blighted areas in our community.
Although it may seem like just cleaning up litter, this New Roots Litter Clean Up initiative does so much more than just make the community a more beautiful place. Participants in these events not only feel a personal investment in maintaining a clean environment, but this participation helps to develop a sense of belonging and increase one’s view of self worth. It also develops an understanding for the importance of dependability and hard work, which are transferable skills.
The Litter Clean Up Crew meets every Saturday in a designated area in Luzerne County.
If you would like to join us or for more information on upcoming clean ups, please call: Greg Griffin (570) 239-6244
Donations are always appreciated and can always be left at New Roots Recovery Center. Some suggestions would be:
Large Garbage bags
New Roots Recovery Support Center - Wilkes-Barre 121 Water Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 * 570-763-4073
New Roots/Up Steps Program (Resume Building, Life and Career Skills) 243 South Washington Street - 2nd Floor, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 * 570-862-5133
New Roots Recovery Support Center - Hazleton 100 South Wyoming Street, Hazleton, PA 18201 * 570-455-7000
New Roots Recovery Support Center - Tamaqua 232 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252 * 570-810-2221
New Roots' Heartwood Center (Homelessness & Recovery Support Services) 100 South Wyoming Street Street, Hazleton, PA 18201 * 570-501-0542
New Roots (Administrative offices) 243 South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 * 570-609-1500