Rocky Fork Enterprise

Volunteers sought for 'Gahanna Cleans Green'

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Ten to 15 volunteers are needed to help Gahanna Clean Green on Saturday, April 20.

Event coordinator Sharon Montgomery said volunteers are needed to work between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to help set up, direct traffic, collect food donations, transport shredded items from cars to truck loaders and move electronics from cars to collection bins.

The event will be held rain or shine, so volunteers should bring jackets, hats, sun screen and rain gear if necessary. Light snacks, juice and water will be provided to volunteers.

The annual Gahanna Cleans Green gives residents an opportunity to bring family and household documents to be shredded between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 20 in the Gahanna City Hall parking lot, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Ohio Mobile Shredding is donating on-site paper shredding services.

Montgomery asks that residents limit what they bring to what would fit into five paper grocery sacks.

Documents may be in any bag or box, which will be recycled or returned to the resident, she said.

Arrow Electronics is donating services to collect electronic devices such as computers, entertainment devices as well as cell phones. All items are accepted free of charge.

Participants are encouraged but not required to make a donation of nonperishable food or money to Gahanna Residents In Need, a communitywide, faith-based organization founded in 1998 with a food pantry at Mifflin Presbyterian Church.

Last year, participants donated $1,926 and 37 boxes of food to GRIN.

In addition, 19,850 pounds of paper were shredded and 17,487 pounds of electronics collected.

Residents who attend the collection should enter City Hall's parking lot from Hamilton Road, and volunteers will help unload documents and equipment. Drivers then will exit onto Rocky Fork Boulevard.

For more information or to volunteer, call Montgomery at 614-342-4090 or email her at Sharon.montgomery@gahanna. gov.

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