Thousands participate in Fort Wayne’s ‘Great American Cleanup’

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Thousands participate in Fort Wayne’s ‘Great American Cleanup’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Nearly 5,000 volunteers representing 250 groups in the City of Fort Wayne participated in the Great American Cleanup™ on Saturday, May 4.

This year’s volunteers represent churches, youth groups, schools, businesses, neighborhood associations, and families. Several groups took up the following areas:

*Bloomingdale Neighborhood – Huffman Street at Short Street
*TenPoint Coalition and Oxford Neighborhood Association – 1421 Oxford St.
*Aboite Lutheran Church and Indiana Business College – Jefferson Boulevard from S. Thomas to Liberty Mills roads
*Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast – Coliseum Boulevard from N. Anthony to State boulevards
*Matilda Jane Clothing – Hillegas Road from Butler to Illinois roads
*Hoagland Masterson Neighborhood – Neighborhood area is bounded by Fairfield Avenue, Calhoun Street, and Creighton Avenue

This year, more than 50 businesses donated funds and supplies to the event.

Here are some highlights from the efforts:
*Nearly 5,000 volunteers/250 groups participated
*More than 75 tons of debris collected
*600 tires collected
*165 televisions collected
*Tox-Away Day had 143 vehicles go through the line today to dispose of household hazardous waste materials in a safe manner. Tox-Away Day is a collaboration between Fort Wayne’s Solid Waste Department and the Allen County Department of Environmental Management.