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Lehigh Acres Community Initiative Kicks Off the
16th Annual Great American Cleanup
to Transform Littered Spaces into Beautiful Places in Lehigh Acres
Keep Lee County Beautiful, New Life Assembly of God, many local residents and organizations Partner with Lehigh Acres Community Initiative
to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community’s Environment
April 8, 2014 – Lehigh Acres Community Initiative which brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup.
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages more than 4 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.
Lehigh Acres Community Initiative along with other organizations in Keep America Beautiful’s national network of community-based affiliates, are planning volunteer events and experiential environment education programs structured to clean shorelines and waterways, reduce waste and increase recycling, remove litter and debris among other events to inspire generations of environmental stewards.
“We can all be difference makers if we truly try” said Andrea Adams of Lehigh Acres Community Initiative.
The Great American Cleanup kicks off each March with events occurring from spring through fall. Keep America Beautiful and its community-based affiliates are also hosting numerous events in recognition of Earth Day in April.
Lehigh Acres Great American Cleanup will take place on 4/12/14 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Registration and sign in will take place at New Life Assembly Of God parking area 5146 Leonard Blvd. Lehigh Acres Fl. 33973 Please pre-register at email@example.com. State Senator will be at the event kick off and New Life Assembly of God will provide the invocation to start the event! Tunes will be playing throughout the day and sponsored by DJ Judy of Lehigh Acres.
“We serve as a powerful voice and solution provider for communities looking to unlock their potential,” said Jennifer M. Jehn, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “During the Great American Cleanup, our volunteers’ work returns on average $175 million in measurable benefits annually across the communities we serve. It’s clear that through our actions and impact, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.”
The national sponsors of the 2014 Great American Cleanup include Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment and Waste Management.
About Lehigh Acres Community Initiative
A grassroots organization that began in 2008 with a handful of concerned residents that wanted to promote change to make Lehigh Acres a safer more beautiful place to live, work and play. The organizations growth has allowed partnerships with many local, state and federal agencies and organizations to accomplish the goals of reducing crime, educating and empowering our youth, beautify our neighborhoods and bring back the community concept for all residents of the Greater Lehigh Acres area. For more information or to become a difference maker please contact Andrea Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on www.facebook.com/LehighAcresCommunityInitiative.com or you can call 239-477-1485
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a powerful national network of community-based affiliates and participating organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org, follow @kabtweet on Twitter and like us on facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful.
HEALTHY HARVEST FARMS TO VISIT AT NEXT MONTH'S MEETING
Healthy Harvest Farms will be our presenter for February and will be giving us an overview of their community project as well as how we can get involved to support Lehigh Acres. Please join us next month at our monthly meeting.LACI will meet on 2/13/14 @ 6:00 p.m. at 1301 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres Fl 33936. Park around the rear of the building and enter through the glass door. Also, in an effort to continue the use of the community room is is requested that all attendees bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to donate to the monthly food drive to suppport our underprivileged in our community. http://healthyharvestfarms.org/