On Mondays, from 2-3PM, CAR-FREE.ORG Director, Steve Schmitt, interviews potential volunteers for the Easton Adopt-a-Bus Stop program. The interviews are in the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership office at 668 Northampton Street. Active volunteers also show up to pick up their bus passes received for keeping their bus stops clean. Volunteers pick up litter at all the bus stops on Northampton Street from 6th to 15th Streets. On Mondays we make a sweep of the entire corridor from 6th to 15th Street.
Right now Anthony Wheeler and Angel Fimiano are taking care of the bus stops on both sides of Northampton Street at 6th Street; Jason Bolenek is watching over the stops at 7th and Northampton Streets; Mark Robinson is cleaning the stops at 9th & 11th Streets; while Dale Wieder is handling the stops at 13th and 15th.
LANta recently removed the bus stops at 10th, 12th and 14th & Northampton Streets, but CAR-FREE.ORG volunteers go up and down Northampton Street between 6th & 15th at least once a week picking up all the litter in any case. Volunteers also report graffiti and vandalism or other problems to CAR-FREE.ORG Director, Steve Schmitt, so he can call the proper department to have things taken care of.
If you would like to help keep this important corridor clean of litter give CAR-FREE.ORG Director Steve Schmitt a call at 610 954 5744 or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can help by coming by once in a while and picking up garbage, by writing letters and emails to the right people in support of the program, or by giving a contribution through the DONATE BUTTON on CAR-FREE.ORG. If you see one of our people picking up garbage on Northampton Street, don’t be afraid to give him or her a big smile and a thank you.
The Easton Adopt-a-Bus Stop program is funded in part by the Community Action Community of the Lehigh Valley through the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership. Funding is also provided by members of CAT-Coalition for Appropriate Transportation. CAT has applied for a grant from CACLV to extend the program into 2013 and to take on the transit corridor along Walnut and Washington/Lehigh Streets between 6th and 15th Streets.