University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital Joins Citizens Against Trash Club of Havre de Grace’s ‘Adopt a Block’ Program

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Organization works with individuals and businesses to remove litter in the community

 

University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital (UM HMH) has joined the Citizens Against Trash (CAT) Club of Havre de Grace’s “Adopt a Block” program.

 

As a member of  “Adopt a Block,” UM HMH is committed to maintaining litter-free street walkways on the block that surrounds the hospital. UM HMH formally joined the program on June 13, after a brief ceremony in front of the hospital at which signage announcing the partnership was unveiled.

 

“We are pleased to be part of the CAT Club of Havre de Grace,” said Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, president/CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. “We applaud the efforts Al Peteraf and the many CAT Club volunteers are doing to make Havre de Grace an even more beautiful city. While our grounds crew at University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital remove trash and other debris every day from our campus, being part of this effort demonstrates our commitment to the community of Havre de Grace.”

 

The CAT Club was founded by Realtor Al Peteraf to encourage individuals and organizations to remove litter from the streets of the City of Havre de Grace to beautify the city and to make it more welcoming to visitors and residents.  Club members meet weekly in a different area of the city to pick up trash and to promote a litter free community for all to enjoy.

 

Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, president/CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH; fifth from right) joins Al Peteraf, founder of Citizens Against Trash (CAT) Club of Havre de Grace (fourth from right), June 13 at the start of University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital’s participation in the CAT Club’s Adopt-a-Block Program. Also at the launch are John Zimmerman, Nic Galloro and Lynn Galloro, all CAT volunteers; Lee Haney, a member of the UM UCH grounds team; Carol Zimmerman, CAT volunteer; Paul White, UM UCH grounds team; and Robert Greene, a CAT volunteer. (Photo by Joe Shephard)

 

 

About University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
In December 2013, Upper Chesapeake Health became University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. It consists of the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center in Bel Air and the University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. The leading health care system and largest private employer in Harford County, UM Upper Chesapeake Health offers a broad range of health care services, technology and facilities to the residents of northeastern Maryland. Visit www.umuch.org for more information.

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