On Your Marks, Get Set, Clean!
On Sunday, June 3, 2018, about 40 WeLoveU volunteers united to participate in an environmental cleanup in the Township of North Bergen, New Jersey. At the foot of 74th Street, refuse piled up due to littering and illegal garbage dumping. Upon hearing this, the members of WeLoveU jumped on board to clean the neighborhood and protect the environment.
The cleanup started around noon and volunteers wasted no time to clean. They picked up large items they found tucked in the trees like couches, mattresses, television sets and kitchen sinks. Among everything, they also collected bottles, plastic bags, and gasoline jugs. In two hours, they filled 35 bags of trash using 33 and 50-gallon bags.
This activity caught the attention of two public commissioners: Frank Gargiulo and Julio Marenco. They attended the cleanup expecting only a handful to participate, but to their surprise, 40 volunteers came together. Before leaving, they took group photos and said they will definitely notify the Mayor of the group’s effort.
Together, We Can Go Far!
Overall, everyone had smiles on their faces from seeing the result of their labor. Their hope is to continue raising awareness about environmental protection while encouraging others to get involved too. It’s because the volunteers are on a mission to make a cleaner world—one project at a time.
Especially now, since many people are preoccupied by their own daily lives, the members aim to reignite a sense of community and neighborly love. Each volunteer comes from a different upbringing and culture, yet, their goal is the same: to embrace the world with the love of a mother through volunteer service. In order to do that, they wholeheartedly put their efforts into carrying out community service activities.
The Jersey Journal, a daily newspaper that covers news and events throughout the Hudson County, featured this story here.