Skip to Content

Several groups come together to clean-up neighborhoods on Earth Day


Click here for updates on this story

    MILWAUKEE (WDJT) — Different groups and individuals came together to help clean-up Milwaukee neighborhoods on Earth Day.

The 4th annual Harambee Community Clean-up was held to improve the area and create unity among residents.

“Today is really about coming together, celebrating Earth Day, it’s a beautiful day today,” Historic King Drive BID executive director Deshea Agee said. “Blight and debris in the street send the wrong signal, it sends the wrong signal to the residents, to the businesses, to kids in the neighborhood, so it’s important for us to do this clean-up because that’s going to send the right signal.”

Those who volunteered were encouraged to keep the brooms, rakes and pickers they were given.

“So that they can do the work in their own neighborhood at their own home,” Agee said.

Also on Thursday, a group of Marquette University High School students volunteered at Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin to cleanup the area around the building.

“So much of the food that we distribute, the fresh produce, the fresh fruits, that all comes from the Earth and all of this works together in one big ecosystem,” Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin VP of development and communications Scott Marshall said.

The group in the Harambee neighborhood also encouraged everyone to get outside and help improve the area they live in.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: National-World

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content