Union Gospel Mission Spearheading Reserve Street Camp Clean-Up

by William Skink

While running errands today I was surprised to see what looked like clean-up efforts happening at the Reserve Street camps.

Since I had been under the erroneous impression that no clean-ups were happening I decided to go introduce myself. I talked to a guy on a 4wheeler and a resident of the area.

The clean-up is being spearheaded by the Union Gospel Mission and the contact, for anyone interested in knowing more, is April. The guy I talked to said they’re going to try and make it a weekly Saturday thing.

I had heard that UGM was directly involved doing outreach in the area, but I had yet to see anyone actively doing a clean-up.

The resident I talked to said there are efforts among those living out there to help as well, and that if a dumpster could be placed out there it would be used.

There is still a lot of trash, but it’s good to see some direct, positive community involvement to address it. If Kevin Davis wants to help, he should contact UGM. Their number is 549-HOPE.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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