A group of community volunteers are making a real difference in the
Wheaton area as they help to
spread the word about pedestrian safety.
The community members represent neighborhood civic associations
including Connecticut Avenue Estates, Montclair Manor and Rock Creek Palisades,
as well as the Hispanic/Latino community.
With help from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, the Montgomery County Police Department and Fire and Rescue Service, in coordination with the Maryland Highway Safety Office, community volunteers have been participating in outreach efforts such as fairs, festivals and community meetings and helping to distribute reusable bags containing pedestrian safety information. .