Dozens of volunteers join United Way of the Mohawk Valley’s Emerging Leaders United (United Way MV’s ELU) for their third annual Spring Clean-up as part of “Keep America Beautiful: Great American Clean-up” efforts. This year’s clean-up will focus on picking up debris and garbage in and around Pinti Field in Rome on Saturday, May 8, from 10-10:45 a.m.
The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program. engages more than three million volunteers and participants each year. This year’s social theme, #DoBeautifulThings, is highlighting volunteers and participants, proving that even in challenging times, people do beautiful things, according to Keep America Beautiful’s website.
Since 1921, United Way of the Mohawk Valley has been a human service leader in the Mohawk Valley, encouraging all community members to give, advocate and volunteer. Its mission is to mobilize the caring power of the Mohawk Valley by connecting people, resources, and ideas to create a thriving community. United Way funds local programs and initiatives addressing crucial community issues in the impact areas of health, education, and financial stability.
United Way of the Mohawk Valley helps thousands of individuals and families throughout Oneida and Herkimer Counties by bringing people and organizations together to solve our community’s challenges. As one of the area’s top funders, dozens of programs rely on United Way funding each year. United Way is a leader in innovation through projects and programs such as childcare through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI), Ready for Kindergarten, Free Tax Prep, and 211.