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Pocono 3C Resumes After COVID-19 Shutdown

By Margaret Allen
A partnership in Monroe County, just to our south, provides help to homeless and others at risk while benefiting the community at large. Pocono Community Caring Company or Pocono 3C, employs individuals at-risk to clean litter from the roads. They receive a $50 gift card at the end of each shift to buy essential items such as food, clothes, and medication. Since the program launched in June 2019, at least 26 crew members have saved enough money to secure their own apartment, while others found full-time employment. 94 participants, - removed 5,547 bags of trash, - including 336 tires, - from 253 miles of roadway. Pocono 3C is a partnership between the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, RHD’s Street2Feet, and the Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority. Employees receive a $50 gift card at the end of each shift to buy essential items such as food, clothes, and medication.