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Students get hands dirty to clean up community

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some students are getting their hands dirty to clean up the community. About 40 Turner Job Corps students and staff members walked Clark Avenue Wednesday morning picking up trash as part of the Stash the trash initiative.

City commissioner Jon Howard also joined them. All week, Turner Job Corps students are volunteering their time to clean up and make sure they do their part to keep Albany beautiful.

Student Michael Price said, "The program itself has taken students off the streets or who are less advantaged and bring them in and do something, so in turn for the government giving us something for free, we help the community out. They help us, we help the community."

"It makes me feel good as a person to know that I myself has helped the community to pick up trash," said Janice Hardy. Commissioner Jon Howard said, "I certainly want to show them to take pride with their community and be involved and help clean the community."

On Friday, other city and county commissioners will join Howard to clean up trash.  Saturday, a community wide clean up will take place.

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