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.