Cleaning Louisville’s 100-Year-old Park
On Sunday, June 25, 2017, twenty volunteers of the International WeLoveU Foundation gathered in Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, for a cleanup. While most people were just starting their day, they arrived early in the morning in Bingham Park. They equipped themselves with brooms, shovels, gloves and garbage bags. Their goal was to not only clean Bingham Park but also the surrounding neighborhood of Clifton Heights.
The group split into two teams and quickly got to work.
Within two and a half hours, the volunteers cleaned a three-mile stretch in the park. They removed garbage, debris, cardboard boxes, cans, bottles, and tires. During the cleanup, volunteers received words of appreciation and thanks from the community. It was because of the time they took to beautify the neighborhood. By noon, the volunteers collected more than 20 bags of trash.
The event was conducted in partnership with Louisville’s Metro Council 9th District and Brightside as part of WeLoveU’s Clean WORLD Movement. It is a worldwide initiative to provide a clean and safe environment for people across the globe. The word “WORLD” is an acronym for Water, Oxygen, Region, Life, and Descendants. This time, volunteers focused on cleaning their region. This involves streets and parks in their local communities in order to provide neighbors with a healthy and clean environment.
Sharing a Mother’s Love to the World
After the event, one volunteer expressed, “I love to participate in events like these because it makes a difference in the environment. Many people don’t realize how much trash piles up until we stop and look at it. I want to inspire others to help not only their communities, but the world, so it can be restored to its original beauty.”
WeLoveU volunteers yearn to accomplish the overall initiative of the foundation and of its Founder and Chairwoman, Zahng Gil-jah. Which is to share the love of a mother, who gives without condition. To this end, WeLoveU volunteers in Louisville aspire to continue helping many neighbors and communities through WeLoveU’s various initiatives to make the world a better place.