MISSOULA – The Associated Students of the University of Montana Neighborhood Ambassadors’ Sunday Sweepers series is underway with its second of five neighborhood cleanups taking place Sunday, Oct. 6.
Now in its second year, the Sunday Sweepers program puts students to work cleaning up the streets in the neighborhoods surrounding campus after each Grizzly home football game. The ASUM Neighborhood Ambassadors team up with various ASUM student groups, who sign up to “adopt” a section of the neighborhood. Members of the student group work together with the ambassadors to clean up trash, rake leaves or shovel snow in exchange for a monetary bonus from ASUM to their group’s account. The program receives funding from ASUM, UM Intercollegiate Athletics and the Office of the President.
Sunday Sweepers began in 2012 as an effort by the Off-Campus Renter Center and ASUM to address the effects of football game celebrations on the University community.
“The program has had a tremendous impact on both the University District neighbors and the student participants who sometimes don’t see the effects that football games and other large University events have on the homes in close proximity to our campus,” said Off-Campus Renter Center Director Katherine Brady.
For more information call Brady at 406-243-5458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.