Community Clean Up

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Some local organizations worked with a national one in order to clean up certain areas of the community.

Keep America Beautiful partnered with First John 3:17 Ministry and Focus on Hope. They worked together to pick up trash and garbage in the area surrounding Meridian's Wesley House.

Keep America Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation to preserve and protect our environment.

Dorothy Lloyd is the Secretary of the national organization. She says everyone can help keep our communities clean.

"It's important because we all want to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe. And anytime we can come together and partner with other organizations to get that done, I think that's very important," says Lloyd.

Keep America Beautiful follows a practical approach that unites citizens, businesses and government to find solutions that advance our core issues of preventing litter, reducing waste and beautifying communities.

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  • by Harold Location: Meridian on Mar 22, 2010 at 09:12 AM
    This is a nice thing that they do. A clean city looks so much better. However, the litter will be back in just a few days. People around here just don't care where they throw their trash. I personally walk three or four blocks of my street about once a week and pick up multitudes of trash people throw out of their cars. Beer bottles, gin bottles, McDonald's bags, Wendy's cups, condom boxes, bags full or trash people collected from inside their car-- you name it, the idiots in this town throw it out and don't care. Just look at some of the neighborhoods in town where no one cares enough to pick up a little. Do you people expect someone else to come out and clean up your filth?
  • by Hope Location: Meridian on Mar 22, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    That is a nice thing to do. Maybe now the community will look a little better. Thanks goes out to Dorothy for taking the stand to show concern for the surrounding communities. All hats goes out to her. Maybe now others can and will get involved. Good job Dorothy. Mayor Barry - I know you will be very proud of the work that this young lady is about to do. Then maybe she could go into the projects and clean them up also. Be bless and thanks for thinking about the City of Meridian.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    Too bad they couldn't clean up the property on which Raven's Hope Animal Sanctuary is located.
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