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The Power of Community: 200 Bags of Trash in Two Hours

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The 5th All Street Litter Cleanup, this time on Reseda Blvd., attracted more than 120 volunteers that in a  two-hour event, collected 200+ bags of litter from Rinaldi in the north to Ventura Blvd in the south.  

There were three stations for equipment (if needed), bags, section assignment and souvenir t-shirt pick up – one at Northridge Park, one at Hope Bank and one at Reseda Park.

The event was organized by Volunteers Cleaning Communities, a grassroots nonprofit headed by Jill Mather. VCC is focused on helping make the world around us a better, cleaner, environmentally friendly, litter-free place. 

With the help of  community volunteers, they organize cleaning events to clean  local streets of litter and through the Adopt A Highway Program they clean a 3 1/2 mile section of the 118 Freeway from the on and off ramp of Tampa to the on and off ramp of Balboa on both the north and south sides.

They clean illegal dumping sites, abandoned homeless encampments, an adopted section of the LA River (between Owensmouth and Winnetka), Sepulveda Basin (Haskell Creek) and various train tracks.

Mather thanked the sponsors who helped make the event possible  – Councilman John Lee, Chatsworth Kiwanis, Georgia and Steve Altmayer, Senior Resources, Inc., Colleen King Insurance Agency, M Media, CHEER, Cavaretta’s and North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about Volunteers Cleaning Communities and upcoming events visit

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