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MCTS Helps Little Girl Looking to Break World Record


Milwaukee, WI – MCTS employees are helping a Portage, Wisconsin girl in her quest to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most ‘pop tabs’ collected in a year.

Bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, and employees across the company collected more than 22 pounds of the little aluminum cans tops this year. The tops were given to 5-year-old Mercedes Alves to help her set the new world record of collecting more than six million tabs.

“Once again MCTS employees are showing excellence in everything they do,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “From this effort by MCTS to all the donations County employees give to the holiday drive for veterans, people across our community should be proud to know Milwaukee County employees are going above and beyond every day.”

MCTS Payroll Clerk Terri Guzman has been organizing the pop tab collection for four years, in past years she donated the tabs directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. However, this year she saw Mercedes story and gave the tabs to her. Mercedes plans to eventually give all her tabs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

“It was so great to meet with Mercedes and see the smile on her face when we showed her the MCTS donation. Our total of about 40,000 tabs is a modest amount compared to Mercedes goal of six million, but MCTS employees can be proud of the small part we played,” Terri said.

Mercedes is trying to break the record in memory of her 14-year-old brother who died in a car crash. Mercedes and her family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House and she is trying to give back.