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Community Clean-Ups Help Clean Up Litter in Jackson Communities

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Love Your Block program is back with community cleanups and ready to make our neighborhoods more beautiful.

“We did five cleanups in February, we cleaned up over four hundred pounds of trash. It was a big effort. We had lots of great volunteers come out and we’d love to have more volunteers come out for the upcoming cleanups.”

City of Jackson neighborhood services director Abby Palmer is excited to kick off community cleanups to bring the community together, while doing something good.

The community cleanups are part of the Love Your Block program, a grant program that brings city leaders and residents together to build stronger neighborhoods.

“You would be surprised how much can accumulate just from a couple of streets. I mean litter is a huge issue in the city, and so we try to help however we can, and residents really have been asking us to come out and help so we would love to do more cleanups.”

Palmer encourages you to volunteer at the upcoming cleanup this Thursday at the Laurelwood health care center at two p.m.

More cleanups are expected throughout March.

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