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Posted on: March 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Clean Up Campbell

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RUSTBURG, VA - Campbell County is pleased to announce a partnership with Liberty University’s Converge Leadership Program (LUCLP) to reduce and remove litter from natural spaces within the locality.  

The event, known as “Clean Up Campbell”, will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m., as an extension of the Keep Campbell County Beautiful campaign. LUCLP volunteers will be dispatched to areas within the locality that have been identified as high-litter areas, with the locations being in Rustburg, Concord, Gladys, Brookneal, Altavista, Evington, and Timberlake. 

This endeavor is a collaborative experience with several county departments including: Public and Employee and Relations, Public Works, and the Sheriff’s Office. LUCLP has committed approximately 100 volunteers to this project.

“Liberty’s Converge Leadership Program strives to build leaders who don’t wait for problems to be solved; they see themselves as a part of the solution. This opportunity with Campbell County to engage our students in serving our community through picking up litter is a small way we can care for the environment and our neighbors, while developing these young leaders to make a difference wherever they land post-graduation,” said Hannah Shafer, Liberty University’s Event Coordinator. 

Citizens are asked to be cautious if traveling along routes where volunteers in yellow safety vests may be participating in litter clean-up. In addition, residents and businesses may participate in the ‘Give Us 5, Campbell’ anti-litter campaign by dedicating five feet for five minutes for five days to help keep their properties litter-free.

“The event is a wonderful opportunity for Liberty University and Campbell County alike. It allows us to clean the County, while also providing a day of service,” said Alec Gallagher, Event Coordinator. 

For more information about the Keep Campbell County Beautiful project, please visit: www.campbellcountyva.gov, where you can pledge to ‘Give Us 5’ or register to volunteer for a Green Team.

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