Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pedestrian Safety Volunteers are Helping Keep Wheaton Area Residents Safe

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.  .

A YouTube video highlights some of their activities over the last few months. If you would like to volunteer, contact Joana Conklin.