A Historic Beach Welcomes WeLoveU
A barrier island across the Rickenbacker Causeway from Miami is Key Biscayne. It is there where 35 volunteers from the WeLoveU Foundation met on Sunday, July 15, 2018, for a cleanup.
While most people may have just begun their day, WeLoveU volunteers met early in the morning at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Fully supporting WeLoveU’s efforts, the park provided the necessary materials needed for the cleanup. Their goal was to completely remove trash that’s around the park and floating along the shoreline. Volunteers quickly got to work without wasting any time.
Within two and a half hours, volunteers cleaned a three-mile stretch by the beach’s shoreline and in the park. They removed garbage such as cardboard boxes, cans, and bottles. During the cleanup, volunteers received words of appreciation from the community. They spent a good amount of time beautifying the park. By noon, they had collected more than 20 bags of trash. Many people walking by, enjoying their Sunday at the beach, took notice of the volunteer’s efforts. They gave their thanks and cheered them on.
“W” Stands for Water
WeLoveU’s partnership with the Historic Virginia Key Beach works toward fulfilling the foundation’s Clean World Movement. It’s a worldwide initiative to provide a clean and safe environment for people across the globe in the face of climate change.
The word “World” is an acronym that stands for Water, Oxygen, Region, Life, and Descendants. Through this cleanup, volunteers focus on cleaning around the beach to improve water quality, enhance ecosystem resilience and ease droughts.
It’s important to encourage these type of activities as it’s all connected to the world’s climate. The Clean World Movement is in place to organize cleanups whether big or small because it impacts not only this generation but also future generations.
This beach cleanup, for instance, seems relatively small compared to the global issue of pollution, but it’s working towards helping the overall condition. Every cleanup counts when it comes to our environment and community.
After the event, volunteers began sharing with one another how they felt about the day’s activities. One volunteer mentioned, “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 foundation’s initiatives and deliver the message which the Chairwoman has set forth which is sharing a mother’s love with all people through volunteerism. To this end, WeLoveU volunteers in Miami aspire to continue helping neighbors and communities to make the world a better place.