By TCPalm Staff
The Stuart News
Saturday, April 11, 2009
While it may be harder than ever for people and businesses to find money in their budgets to donate to worthy causes, there are many other ways to support the community through the gift of your time and talents.
Martin County citizens have an opportunity to make a big impact by volunteering for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest annual community improvement program. The Great American Cleanup, coordinated locally by Keep Martin Beautiful, takes place annually from March through May. Activities include litter and marine debris removal in parks, beaches, neighborhoods and roadways, recycling collection activities, tree and flower plantings, painting murals and other revitalization and beautification efforts.
In addition to the many activities that are occurring from now through May, Keep Martin Beautiful is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers, on May 2, to rid our streets, waterways and public places of litter. This year our event theme is “Extreme Martin Makeover” because Keep Martin Beautiful also is spearheading specific community improvement projects at the following locations:
- The Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in East Stuart.
- The Rio/Jensen Beach Skate Park.
- The Palm City Boys & Girls Clubs.
- An historic home in Golden Gate that is in a severe state of disrepair.
You can join any of these special efforts or plan one of your own. Volunteer groups will be provided with supplies, including trash bags, water and T-shirts (while supplies last). Last year in Martin County, more than 1,000 volunteers of all ages removed nearly 30,000 pounds of litter from streets, neighborhoods and waterways. More volunteers for this year’s Extreme Martin Makeover are needed.
You can do your part to Keep Martin Beautiful by participating in the Extreme Martin Makeover. Call Keep Martin Beautiful at (772) 781-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.keepmartinbeautiful.org.
president, Keep Martin Beautiful
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