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Clean up begins as community fights the blight

Albany's "Fight the Blight" clean up began Tuesday, with volunteers and city employees working together. (Source: WALB) Albany's "Fight the Blight" clean up began Tuesday, with volunteers and city employees working together. (Source: WALB)
Braving the heat and humidity, over grown trees and litter were cleaned up in the alley's off First Avenue, between North Davis and North Madison Streets. (Source: WALB) Braving the heat and humidity, over grown trees and litter were cleaned up in the alley's off First Avenue, between North Davis and North Madison Streets. (Source: WALB)
"Honestly I've never done anything like this before, and it just feels good to help out. Especially seeing all this trash everywhere. And it's just good to clean and help out, I guess," said volunteer Nashmarie Barbour. (Source: WALB) "Honestly I've never done anything like this before, and it just feels good to help out. Especially seeing all this trash everywhere. And it's just good to clean and help out, I guess," said volunteer Nashmarie Barbour. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's "Fight the Blight" clean up began Tuesday, with volunteers and city employees working together.

Braving the heat and humidity, over grown trees and litter were cleaned up in the alley's off First Avenue, between North Davis and North Madison Streets.

Fight Albany Blight is a plan to concentrate improvement efforts to this specific neighborhood region and try to improve it, starting a city wide effort.

A group of youth volunteers from Jacksonville's Mandarian Church of Christ picked up litter.

"Honestly I've never done anything like this before, and it just feels good to help out. Especially seeing all this trash everywhere. And it's just good to clean and help out, I guess," said volunteer Nashmarie Barbour.

The Jacksonville Church youth volunteers will continue helping in Albany through Friday.

 A volunteer clean up day for Albany neighbors is scheduled for August 13th, to finish efforts in the focus neighborhood.

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