April 20, 1996
Media Contact: Terry Todesco
Phone: (410) 614-4976

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions' Department of Community Services and members of the Physicians for Social Responsibility at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are sponsoring a Community Cleanup Day in historic East Baltimore from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

The cleanup will span eight square blocks of East Baltimore, from Monument to Jefferson streets and from Washington Street to Milton Avenue. Participants will meet at the American Legion Post #285, located at 2324 McElderry Street. Organizers of the cleanup expect more than 50 people to take part.

Hopkins is sponsoring the cleanup as part of a collaborative with the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition Inc., Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Monument Street Merchants Association, and the Concerned Citizens of Patterson Park. There have been three previous cleanups in the area, with 1,099 tons of trash removed.

The Department of Community Services represents Hopkins' commitment to help revitalize East Baltimore, through a continuing partnership with the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, a community-based group.

Physicians for Social Responsibility is a national organization of physicians and medical students with 18,000 members. Thirty belong to the Johns Hopkins chapter.

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