Saturday, October 24, 2020

Volunteers Make a Difference at Southlake Great American Cleanup

On Saturday, April 14, the City of Southlake and SWAT (Southlake Working As a Team) hosted Southlake’s 2012 Great American Cleanup workday, a local extension of Keep America Beautiful’s nationwide Great American Cleanup initiative.  

Southlake residents- including teens and children- teamed up with local business people to pull weeds, pick up trash, and put down mulch at Liberty Garden in Bicentennial Park.

Zack Polyak, SWAT Coordinator and Care Pastor at Southlake Baptist Church said, “Southlake Baptist Church founded SWAT in 2010 and hosts about four workdays each year because we feel it’s important to give back to our community.  We were blessed to be able to partner with the City of Southlake on this particular event and hope to work together to plan on making an even greater impact at future similar work days.”

Candice Edmondson with the City of Southlake said, “The Great American Cleanup is one of the nation’s largest community improvement initiatives.  Millions of volunteers come together for this annual event to cleanup and beautify their communities.  The City of Southlake is proud to partner with SWAT for this worthy cause.  We hope this day of service not only improved Liberty Garden, but also provided an opportunity for families and businesses to make difference in the community.

Sponsoring businesses and organizations that sent volunteers included Southlake Baptist Church, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, Our Great City.com, Adventure Day Camps, Healthsource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, DFW Security, J Marketing Corporation, and Chick-fil-A Southlake (which graciously provided breakfast and lunch).  Other local businesses donated door prizes for the volunteers.

We hope to see you out next year at the 2013 Southlake Great American Cleanup.