The Altus Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Eldorado are encouraging people of all ages to demonstrate that they love where they live by joining hands and volunteering for the 2014 Great American Cleanup™ (GAC) in Oklahoma sponsored by Devon Energy and coordinated by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB).
In the nation’s largest grassroots community improvement program, Town of Eldorado’s volunteers will assist in litter cleanups and community beautification projects beginning this Saturday, April 5. The Altus Chamber of Commerce volunteers will assist in recyclables collection, clothing collection, main street projects as well as schoolyard cleanup beginning Saturday, April 5. They will also be participating in the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Trash-OFF on April 12.
None of this would be possible with the support of Devon Energy, who came on board as the GAC’s statewide sponsor in 2012.
“At Devon, we have a strong commitment to our environment and to our neighbors,” said Wendi Schuur, Director of Community Relations. “We see the Great American Cleanup as a great opportunity to encourage a sense of community – people working side-by-side to improve the quality of life in their own hometowns.”
In 2013 alone, more than 66,000 volunteers and participants took part in GAC events statewide, collecting 5.2 million pounds of litter and debris, along with cleaning 14,300 acres of parks, public lands and open spaces.
For more information about this cleanup or how you can get involved contact Janice Miller at (580) 633-2245 for a list of local events or visit www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com