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It seems that the local leaders are getting the point: Bensonhurst needs a good scrubbing. In response, Assemblyman William Colton organized another neighborhood cleanup project scheduled for Monday, July 30 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
He’s relying on the help of local youth groups. A large number of volunteers signed up to help clean up the following areas: Bensonhurst Park, 86th Street from 19th Avenue to 23rd Avenue, Bath Avenue from 20th Avenue to Bay Parkway, and Bay Parkway from 86th Street to Shore Parkway.
“I really admire the commitment and dedication of our neighborhood’s young people. They continue to demonstrate the true spirit of community service by participating in this much needed clean-up,” stated Colton. “Our speak-up and clean-up campaign encourages residents to alert us about areas in need of cleaning up while mobilizing our neighborhood’s youth to get the job done. This is a win-win for our community.”
Thus far the list of volunteers includes: Members from Our Lady of Grace Teen Group, members from the Boy Scouts, students from Midwood High School’s Key and Environment Clubs, students from Brooklyn Technical High School’s Key, Beta, National Honor Society, and Red Cross Clubs, students from John Dewey High School’s Key Club, students from Edward R. Murrow’s Key Club, students from Abraham Lincoln High School’s Key Club, members from Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry, members of the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn Youth Club, Southern Brooklyn Democrats and Brooklyn Young Democrats.
The scheduled cleanup will be the fifth initiative undertaken by Assemblyman Colton’s youth group coalition.
As a bonus, the Department of Sanitation and Home Depot have indicated that they will supply the groups with tools to assist in the effort.
For more information about the event, please contact Colton’s office at (718) 236-1598.