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Americorps clean-up Albany streets

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group of young people hope to make a positive change in an Albany neighborhood. A group of Albany Police Americorp Cadets, equipped with trash bags and gloves, picked up trash along West Society Avenue.

They collected the litter within the Thronateeska public housing community. And the cadets hope that their hard work Saturday morning springs others into action.

"We are trying to give back to the community by making it look very clean, inviting and warming. It shows that there are people that still care. And if we do it we might be an example for other people to come out and do the same thing," said Melia Thaxton.

The volunteers collected everything from dirty wrappers to empty cigarette cartons. One cadet even found the wooden stock of a shot gun.

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