BECKLEY - Volunteers from Raleigh County joined in the state wide effort to pick up litter and make their community shine.
West Virginia 'Make it Shine' is an initiative that gains momentum every year. Volunteers gathered at the Kroger on harper Rd. in Beckley to do their part for Raleigh County. Gloves, sticks and bags were provided to those who came out to pick up trash alongside Harper Rd., from the interstate ramp down to Robert C. Byrd Dr.
President of the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Ellen Taylor, said having a clean community gives a good impression to visitors, it helps keep property value up and makes living on Beckley more enjoyable.
None of this would be possible without a community effort. " It wouldn't work without them. We couldn't do it and we have a lot of dedicated people who do many things we have 'Raleigh County Make it Shine' in the Chamber and those people that participate work on parks and streets and litter and cinders and all sorts of things so volunteers are the key to the success of the project,” said Taylor.
In honor of April 10ths Arbor Day, volunteers were given a tree sapling from the county as a token of appreciation.