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Keep McAllen Beautiful Recruiting Volunteers for the Great American Cleanup & Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off

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 Volunteers Take Action to Clean Up Litter in McAllen

March 22– Keep McAllen Beautiful, which builds and sustains a clean and a more beautiful McAllen, announced today the launch of the 2016 Great American Cleanup. Nationally, through Keep America Beautiful, the Great American Cleanup, entering its 18th year, is the country’s largest community improvement program kicking off in more than 20,000 communities each spring.

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Last year, Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup engaged more than 5.4 million volunteers and participants across the country to take action in their local communities to create positive change and lasting impact.

“This is a great opportunity to show civic pride by coming out to volunteer in the community we all love. We invite all schools, civic groups, churches, organizations, as well as families who want to give of their time to volunteer in celebration of Earth Day”, said Chris Lash, Program Coordinator.

The Great American Cleanup kicks off each March with events occurring from spring through fall. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, volunteers will gather at Municipal Park -1921 N. Bicentennial from 8am to 12noon. Volunteers will be issued safety vests, gloves, and trash bags and then assigned a designated area to pick up litter along city streets, trails, and parks. They will be transported and picked up from their assigned sites once the cleanup has been completed. Volunteers will be treated to a free t-shirt, hot dogs, soda, and various raffle prizes at the park after the cleanup.

Last year, 807 volunteers collected 4,000 pounds of trash from schools, streets, and parks across McAllen donating a total of 3,228 volunteer hours.

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National sponsors of the 2016 Great American Cleanup include Altria, BNSF, Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, and Niagara Bottling. Local sponsors of Keep McAllen Beautiful’ event are HEB, and McAllen Sports.

About Keep McAllen Beautiful

Keep McAllen Beautiful, Inc. is an educational, non-profit organization that develops and expands the awareness of McAllen’s citizens and visitors about littering and proper disposal of waste, and promotes the beautification and preservation of McAllen’s natural beauty. Through our programs and partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving our community and the environment.

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