IUP fraternity Kappa Delta Rho and addiction treatment center SpiritLife, in Clymer, are collaborating for a local highway cleanup from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, on Earth Day, along Wayne Avenue.
SpiritLife AdventureTRAC coordinator Shane Dushack, who organized the highway cleanup, met with Kappa Delta Rho community chair Brady Kodman at an IUP Community Involvement Fair on March 1 in the HUB Ohio room. Brady said he wanted to work with SpiritLife because they were among the only organizations at the fair that had an upcoming event.
“We haven’t had a whole lot of opportunities to do events because of the (bad) weather,” Kodman said. “A lot of the organizations had things they wanted to do next semester. SpiritLife had something we could do immediately in the last few weeks of the (spring) semester.”
Dushack said he picked Wayne Avenue as the location for the cleanup because he wanted to choose somewhere with obvious litter that was close to the fraternity and safe to work along.
Both Dushack and Kodman said they liked the idea of a highway garbage cleanup because they wanted to give back to the community and see cleaner streets within the borough.
“This is where we all go to school,” Kodman said. “We want to preserve it as much as possible. It’s good to see the streets clean in Indiana.”