It’s always exciting when our participating partners get some extra media exposure for their involvement in the program and this week Stop & Stor has made the news for the impact they have made in New York since joining the program in 2007!!
In a recent article and press release, Stop & Stor is sharing the full-scale environmental and financial impact that their 7 signs have made over the last 8 years.
Many of these segments are located in Queens along thoroughfares such as the Grand Central Parkway, the Van Wyck Expressway, the Long Island Expressway, and the Belt Parkway. Additionally, one sign is located in Staten Island along the Staten Island Expressway, one is located in Brooklyn along the Gowanus Expressway, and one more is located in Long Island along the Long Island Expressway.
All sponsor segments are maintained by AHMC crew members through Stop & Stor’s monthly contribution to the New York Adopt a Highway Program and we are absolutely thrilled to have such a dedicated business supporting this program and the communities throughout New York!
DOT Partnerships & Benefits to the State
Litter clean-up costs in the U.S. are an estimated $11.5 BILLION each year (Source: Keep America Beautiful). The Sponsor A Highway® Program has become a way for businesses and contractors to help each state offset some of the costs associated with litter removal across the country. Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation (AHMC) has partnered with state DOTs for over 25 years. Our work together has contributed to the removal of over 4.5 MILLION pounds of trash across the 22 states we do business in.
For each sign sponsored, a portion of the proceeds pay AHMC crew members to clean up trash along their 1-mile sponsored areas. In addition, all trash collected by AHMC crews is sorted at local recycling plants where it is then recycled, reduced, and reused, or properly disposed of if it cannot be recycled.
The cleanliness of our roadways is something that our Sponsors and DOT partners take very seriously. Their dedication, and the hard work of AHMC crew members keeps our roadways and communities safe and looking beautiful.
The program helps the environment, it helps the communities, and it helps the state. Sponsors of the program are looked highly upon by the Department of Transportation for their monthly contributions and the Sponsor A Highway® Program continues to grow due to this partnered success.
"What began as a donation of $ 6,000 dollars to this worthwhile program has grown to a donation of $66,000 dollars in 2014. Our commitment to beautifying the neighborhoods of our great City has been unwavering and we are very proud of that. We look forward to continuing our commitment to Adopt a Highway as an integral partner in its efforts. At Stop & Stor our benevolent and corporate philosophy always centers around – people, places, and things"
- Jeff Henick, Chief Operating Officer of Stop & Stor.
Everyone here at Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation would like to thank Stop & Stor for their continued involvement and dedication to the program and ultimately to the betterment of our communities.
If it weren’t for businesses like you, this program and what we do would not be possible.
To read the full press release click the image below:
For more information about the Sponsor A Highway® Program call 800-200-0003