Written by Phil Cerroni
The South MacArthur Church of Christ Youth Group partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving Parks Department for a cleanup of Trinity View Park on Feb. 23. Thirty-seven volunteers including teens and adult sponsors gave over 83 hours of service and collected 400 pounds of trash and 55 pounds of recyclables.
The group focused on the areas along the entrance to the park on 6th street where recent rains had caused litter to be swept into the small creeks which lead to the Trinity River. When they were finished, visitors approaching the park saw a clean, litter-free entry that reflected the hard work and community pride of the church members.
Youth pastor Brian Bunch accompanied the group and commented on the spirit of volunteerism of the day.
“The Student Ministry of South Mac loved having the opportunity to partner alongside Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving to help clean up the trash in and around Trinity View Park,” Bunch said. “We were excited to serve the community in this great effort.”
KIB’s Faith Group Committee co-chairs, Rachel Moon and Arnold Martin, expressed their appreciation to the group for their efforts.
“It is very gratifying to see members of faith groups extending their ministry into giving back to the community, and it is especially nice when we see the youth get involved in a project like this that can benefit so many,” Moon said. “KIB is very grateful to have such a strong faith community to partner with.”
Source: Keep Irving Beautiful