Volunteers joined forces to clean up trash in Socorro

Volunteers joined forces to clean up trash in Socorro
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POSTED: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 4:54pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:51am

Illegal trash dumping continues to be a problem in many privately owned lots throughout the county. But a group of volunteers is stepping up to change that.

It was a busy day for the World Mission Society Church group in Socorro. Little by little the pile of trash, debris tires and old furniture grew larger.

"It's surprising there's a lot of trash, there's couches everywhere, broken beds things are scattered all over the place so this place has really had a lot of overgrowth." Volunteer Keith Sherwin said.

This is only one of many areas in the county that have problems because of improper trash disposal. Socorro City Manager Willie Norfleet said the community should be aware of consequences and environmental damages.

"We have various spots that have just been loosely managed and secluded where people have taken advantage of dumping or allowing something to get in this particular shape," Norfleet said.

And fixing these areas can be difficult without volunteer's help, according to Norfleet some of these have been with trash for years because city workers can't go into private properties.

"Coming out and making an effort trying to relieve us of this environmental problem or unsightliness is a plus that we are looking out so it's really a balance," Norfleet added.

But for the group of volunteers from the World Mission Society Church in Northeast El Paso the objective goes beyond cleaning up.

"We expect the city or the government to help out but we don't put our part so I believe through this we can put or part and even more help others sharing that with everyone can come together and doing the work that we should all be doing," volunteer Uriel Acuña.

The group of volunteers said they will continue cleaning up other areas in the future. Authorities are also encouraging residents to report any illegal dumping.

 

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WORLD MISSION SOCIETY CHURCH OF GOD .. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS . TRULY YOU ALL SHARE THE TRUE LOVE OF GOD ...

The World Mission Society Church of God is the first church that I've heard of that is actually helping the people around them! Whatever it is they're doing, they're doing it right!

Thank you very much World Mission Society Church, great efforts for this community. This area needs a lot of help.

Cleaning the community is love for the community. Keep up the great work World Mission Society Church of God, spreading the love of God!

This is true love for the community! Keep up the great work World Mission Society Church of God!

This is true love for the community! Keep up the great work World Mission Society Church of God!

1 Peter 3:13,16 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? . . .
Keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

World Mission Society Church of God keeps the truth in the bible and shares good behavior with our society. This is the best of the best church in the World.
God bless you all.

1 Peter 3:13,16 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?
Keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

The member of World Mission Society Church of God is so ~!!! beautiful.
God bless you all. :)

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