Newton, NJ – It is not too late for volunteers to participate in the Second Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Service Clean-Up event in Newton on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, commencing at the Newton Municipal Building located at 39 Trinity Street. 

“The Town is looking for residents, businesses and groups to join the community as volunteers to help clean up the parks, schools, streets, and parking lots of litter and recyclables,” stated Thomas S. Russo, Jr., Town Manager.  “We are also looking for volunteers to go to the homes of senior citizens, veterans, and disabled residents, to assist with various property maintenance and clean-up issues,” said Russo.

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Following refreshments and t-shirt distribution at 8:30 a.m., assignments will be given out along with garbage bags, rakes, and gloves.  Following the conclusion of volunteer activities at Noon, there will be a social event with pizza and refreshments at Memory Park in Newton. 

The Town will also be providing, at the Recycling Center on South Park Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a Mobile Paper Shredding Unit from IntelliShred of Frenchtown, NJ, so that residents can bring unwanted documents (no business documents) to be properly shredded and destroyed. 

If you are interested in volunteering for the April 28th event, or if you are a resident who needs assistance, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 973-383-3521 x224 or via email at  Requests for home assistance will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and the final determination as to the appropriateness and feasibility of same shall remain with the Town Manager or his designee.