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April 25, 2014

KLVB & Advanced Disposal host clean-up Saturday

VALDOSTA — Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful, the City of Valdosta, Lowndes County, and Advanced Disposal are joining forces with several local organizations and volunteers for the Great American Cleanup. 

“This year we will again be working multiple sites,” said H. Aaron Strickland, Executive Director of Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful.  “We have cleanups and projects planned in the City of Valdosta and in Lowndes County.  Since we are having multiple sites for this event much like we did for Rivers Alive and Make-A-Difference Day, we are asking those who would like to volunteer to call the K.L.V.B. office so they can be assigned to one of the locations.  This method allows us to place volunteers where they are needed.”  The Great American Cleanup will take place from 8:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.  We’ve got a little over 100 volunteers signed up so far.  I’m hoping for another 50 or so.”

“We are trying to improve our communities, and this is an event that everyone that can participate in,” said H. Aaron Strickland, Executive Director of Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful.  “It’s great to see so many organizations come together for a common goal—to make a county-wide difference.  We also greatly appreciate the help that Advanced Disposal is providing us with at our County cleanup site.”

The Great American Cleanup, a grassroots beautification, litter prevention, and community improvement program, is the signature event of Keep America Beautiful.  In addition to the Valdosta cleanup, several of the Adopt-A-Road/Street participants in Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta will be conducting their cleanups on that day. 

Citizens wanting to volunteer can call Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful at (229) 671-3698 or email at astrickland@valdostacity.com.  Strickland says, “Remember, litter will not pick itself up.  Please come out and help our communities in need.”

 

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