|Written by Town Crier Report Tuesday, 23 March 2010|
The streets of Mountain View and Los Altos are cleaner, thanks to 35 workers from the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.
Along with Executive Director Maria Marroquin, teams picked up trash along Castro Street, El Camino Real and Escuela Avenue Feb. 17.
“The workers were very touched that the restaurants offered us water, that people stopped to thank them and that some of the residents on Escuela provided them with a bottle of soda with paper cups,” Marroquin said.
Workers contributed their time and labor as part of the center’s ongoing community service program and to mark the beginning of a new National Service Campaign by day workers in collaboration with the National Day Labor Organizing Network.
The center will carry out a community service activity every month as part of the campaign, in addition to the workers’ regular community activities, such as hosting and donating to blood drives.
The center helps day workers by promoting the integration, education and job-skills training of immigrants so they can contribute more fully to the communities in which they work and live.
For more information, call 903-4102.