Clean & Green has been one of the greatest volunteer opportunities I have ever experienced. As someone that lives and works in Downtown Fort Wayne, I daily walk, jog, and drive its streets. With 91 blocks found within the Downtown Improvement District, its hard to find the large areas of disrepair that were more common a decade ago thanks to the hard work of volunteers.
With the most recent Clean & Green event that occurred over the weekend, the Downtown Improvement District focused on an area located on the southeast side of the district. We spent the morning picking up discarded items, sweepings the sidewalks, and making sure everything was clean and in order when we left. It is amazing how a few hours here and there add up each year.
When I first started with Clean & Green in 2012, it wasn’t hard to fill those buckets or spend hours cleaning out mulch beds and street corners. Now, we have seen our work continue to pay off with continually cleaner blocks and less areas of debris at each new event. It’s an amazing feeling of accomplishment.
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can receive a great return for your time involved, I highly suggest joining the Clean & Green crew. Walking away from each event and seeing the spotless streets is something that cannot be matched. Find out more about Clean & Green and sign up to be a volunteer at the link below!
Our friends at WANE also stopped by to cover the event. You can view their entire article here.
By Stephen J. Bailey for Your Downtown Improvement District