YMCA of Columbia and PalmettoPride Team Up for Midlands Cleanup

Columbia, SC (March 2019) – YMCA of Columbia is doing their part for the environment. Join your local YMCA as they help keep our Midlands roadways clean of litter and debris on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

“The YMCA of Columbia continually strives to be a leader in community service. Through the hard work of our volunteers we are able to strengthen the Midlands by promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” said Bill Price, CEO of YMCA of Columbia.

YMCA of Columbia locations that will be participating include:

  • Ballentine Family YMCA – 1079 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC 29063
  • Downtown Columbia YMCA – 1447 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Jeep Rogers Family YMCA – 900 Lake Carolina Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
  • Northwest Family YMCA – 1501 Kennerly Road, Irmo, SC 29063
  • Lexington Family YMCA – 401 YMCA Road, Lexington, SC 29073

Plan to meet at your local YMCA location at 8:00 a.m. to check in and gather your supplies before going out to pick up. There will also be a quick safety briefing.

“Togetherhood is the Y’s membership-led service program,” said Price. “Togetherhood projects rally Y members and their neighbors to work together to give back and transform the community we all share. Please join this engaged group of volunteers to truly make a difference as we clean up our roadways, TOGETHER!”

This pickup is open to anyone, with or without a YMCA membership as well as participants of all ages, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult during roadside pickup. Show your pride by volunteering to help keep your community beautiful and litter-free. Consistent litter cleanup leads to less litter over time.

“We love doing beautiful things across South Carolina and are excited to partner with Midlands area YMCAs to clean up this part of the state. Thank you in advance to those volunteering; we look forward to helping you work towards a litter-free South Carolina,” said Keep South Carolina Beautiful Director, Mallory Coffey.

PalmettoPride encourages individuals across the state to take greater responsibility for their local environment by conducting grassroots community service projects that engage volunteers, local businesses and civic leaders.

For more information about this cleanup event, contact info@palmettopride.org. To register as a volunteer, please visit our website at PalmettoPride.org.

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PalmettoPride is South Carolina’s litter prevention and beautification 501 C 3 nonprofit organization. We engage citizens to take an active role in keeping their communities clean and beautiful. Our programs have helped reduce litter by more than 60% by raising awareness of the issue and changing the attitude towards littering. For more information, please visit www.palmettopride.org.

Since 1854, the mission of the YMCA of Columbia has been to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y is one of the Midlands’ and the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to changing lives and transforming communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Learn more about the YMCA of Columbia and find one of the six locations nearest you at www.columbiaymca.org.

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