PISCATAWAY, NJ - Scorching heat of close to 100 degrees did not stop volunteers from showing up for the Muslim Center of Middlesex County’s (MCMC) first Adopt-A-Highway clean-up event on Saturday, July 20.

Volunteers picked up litter along sections of Morris Ave. and Davidson Ave. in Piscataway.

“This is a great outreach opportunity for us to serve the community,” said Muhammad Ali Hashmi, president of MCMC.

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“As a group of volunteers from many backgrounds, colors and customs, we excelled again as united,” said Hashmi. “It was less than half an hour of actual work, but we returned home with some good memories of bonding and socialization.”

“Our values, character, dedication, submission and all through our faith based foundation - the greatest contributions that we could showcase to our neighbors,” he continued.

Located at 1000 Hoes Lane, MCMC serves the religious needs of the Muslim community in Piscataway and the surrounding areas.  It will have four Adopt-A-Highway clean-up events for the year in Piscataway.

The center’s Adopt-A-Highway program application was approved by the the New Jersey Clean Communities Council and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) which will install two road signs with the MCMC name and provide safety materials, vests, trash bags and road signs for each clean-up event.

For more information about the New Jersey Adopt-A-Highway Program, contact the Clean Communities Council at 609-989-5900 or njccc@njclean.org.

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