TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Nearly 50 trees Inc. volunteers showed up to the Bush Family Restaurant Sunday to celebrate National Clean Up Day.
With their gloves, buckets and trash bags in hand, they took to the streets to pick up trash in the area.
“Every day is a great opportunity to clean up our streets in Terre Haute and our community in Vigo county. Celebrating national clean up day is one of those opportunities where it encourages everyone to do one special day as opposed to every single day cleaning up,” said Elizabeth Scamihorn, Vice President of Public Relations for Trees Inc.
Volunteers spread out across the area between 10th and 13th street on locust street.
One volunteer said it’s been a while since the group has been out together for a city wide clean up.
“We haven’t been out that much during the summer months because it’s been so hot. But today is perfect weather to get out and pick some trash. There’s a lot of routes we can choose from because litter has been piling up these last few months. So we’re going to go out there and tackle it today,” Jennifer Mullen-Perry said.
Mullen said one small gesture can make a huge difference.
“One other person makes a huge difference. And if we can get 50 people out here what an impact we can make in the community.”
The group is recognizing the entire month of September as National Clean Up Month.