South Harrisburg Volunteer Cleanup

The streets of Harrisburg were filled with yellow vests Saturday as volunteers picked up trash across the city.

It’s part of the annual “Great Harrisburg Cleanup” program which is organized by Clean and Green Harrisburg. The cleanup focused on the Uptown, Midtown, and Allison Hill neighborhoods as volunteers aim to build and sustain public places in the city. The cleanup also offers an opportunity for local folks to give back to the community.

Shannon Williams, CEO of Capitol Region Water, says there’s meaning behind their work.

“We choose this area because of the work we’ve been doing out here and everything that the residents have been going through with the sinkhole and the church collapse and the waterline break,”  Williams said, ” We wanted to do something to give back.”

The Harrisburg Cleanup is part of the nationwide “Great American Cleanup” program. Last year, more than 4 million volunteers came out to collect trash across 21,000 communities in the United States.