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T-Map Project: Neighborhood Stories – Volunteers help clean up Rockford neighborhood

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T-Map Project: Neighborhood Stories – Volunteers help clean up Rockford neighborhood

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Dozens of volunteers are in the Ellis Heights neighborhood cleaning up the area and making it a safer place for families to live.

Volunteers spent the day picking up trash and cleaning up yards in the Ellis Heights neighborhood through Project 1013.

From cutting down trees to picking up trash, volunteers say they hope the work will improve the area for nearby families.

“We want to see obviously the gospel spread through the neighborhood but also break the negativity cycle I think that comes with this side of town and this particular neighborhood and if we feel we can get rid of some of the shrubs and some of the trees that maybe would block the bad element and open that up then maybe people will take pride and realize there’s a lot of positive things that happen in this area as well,” says Randy Young, project manager for 1013.

The group says they want to help clean up communities to hopefully make them safer. Project 1013 will finish cleaning up the Ellis Heights neighborhood this Saturday.

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