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Woodhaven Cleans Up!

ICYMI: We organized our third Community Clean-up this past Saturday. We had approximately 40 members of our community volunteer to clean up half of Jamaica Ave as well as areas on Woodhaven Blvd.

You've probably noticed an increase in litter on Jamaica Avenue when out for groceries, getting a haircut, or grabbing a cup of coffee. There are numerous masks, paper receipts, cigarette butts, and an abundance of illegal dumping. Fortunately, we have people who deeply care for this neighborhood and are willing to come out and take matters into their own hands. We met Saturday at 10 AM by C-town Supermarket located on 98th Street, with approximately 40 volunteers to do our 3rd Community Clean-up event. We had residents, business owners, community leaders, elected officials, city workers, and other organizations ready to clean up. We divided into three groups; north side of Jamaica Ave, south side of Jamaica Ave, and Woodhaven Blvd. We also had a truck doing graffiti removal at 45 locations from Dexter court to 100th St. Our main goal was to focus on Woodhaven Blvd in the high traffic areas, crosswalks and bus stops, but with such a great turnout and teamwork, we were able to go further to the west side of the boulevard and continued to 86th street.

Regardless of the number of volunteers or how many garbage bags we collected, our goal was to send a message to the Woodhaven community that we all play an essential role in keeping our neighborhood clean.

We would like to give a special thanks to Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr, the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association, Ed Wendell from Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society, Community Board 9, Queens, DSNY, the Boys Scouts, the NYPD 102nd Precinct, Woodhaven residents, and business owners for coming out and helping us to make a difference.

Just remember to do your part and dispose of your waste in the appropriate receptacles.

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