Each year, NeighborWorks Great Falls hosts the MApril Cleanup, partnering with Malmstrom airmen and hundreds of volunteers to bag and dispose of trash throughout Cascade County. This community-wide cleanup effort typically removes 15 to 20 tons of trash annually.
This year, we decided to make a few changes. We hosted the NeighborWorks CommUNITY Cleanup on September 9th through 12th with over 75 volunteers from over 13 different organizations:
These volunteers worked in small groups throughout Great Falls and Black Eagle at a total of 16 different sites – both public and private – to not only help our neighbors but make our community a cleaner place to live, work, and play. The private sites were an additional piece to the CommUNITY Cleanup this year, as we saw a need to reach out to our elderly and disabled neighbors who need a helping hand with yard work before winter arrives. Volunteers helped with trash removal, weeding, fence repair, dog walking, trimming trees/bushes, and more.
We are so grateful to all our volunteers, homeowners in need, and community partners who made this effort possible. Thank you for coming together, specifically on September 11th for the National Day of Service, joining Americans across the country in tribute to the individuals lost/injured in attacks, first responders, and our service men and women who have defended our freedom. For that, we humble thank those who contributed to the 200+ volunteer hours logged over the course of 4 days full of volunteerism, community engagement, and relationship.
We will return the NeighborWorks CommUNITY Cleanup to the spring in 2021, with plans to expand the event through various community initiatives and additional private and public sites around Great Falls and Black Eagle. Thank you again to all those involved, and we will see you in the spring!