If you've driven through or walked around Wheaton's Urban District, you've probably seen the red shirts of the Clean and Safe Team.
Team members maintain landscaping, clear away litter, provide directions for visitors, and more in Wheaton's downtown area. Patch asked Joe Callaway, the Wheaton Urban District's chief operations officer, to share something about what the team does that residents and visitors might not know about.
His answer? The Clean and Safe Team hotline: 240-777-8120.
A superviser is always available to answer calls, Callaway wrote in an email to Patch. Visitors to Wheaton can ask for assistance by calling the hotline at the following hours:
- Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Saturday, 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Callaway said the highest number of requests are for jump starts, assistance retrieving keys from a locked car and a “buddy escort” to or from parked vehicles and other locations.
Have you ever called on the Clean and Safe Team for assistance? Tell us in the comments.