Last weekend, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams enlisted community-based organizations and resident volunteers in a community cleanup effort across the district.
Working in small groups, volunteers beautified and cleaned streets in Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park and Jamaica.
Due to recent budget cuts, there has been increased litter on streets and sidewalks across the city.
Community groups that participated included: South Queens Women’s March, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, South East Queens Cleanup Initiative and Hood Love.
“Sanitation is critical to the health and safety of our communities and we each have a role to play,” Adams said. “While we worked to clean up trash, this event was also an opportunity to raise awareness abut the importance of keeping our community clean.”