This was just one of the many stories of Keep America Beautiful-related community cleanup that has been undone by the series of deadly storms.
However, several present at the Keep America Beautiful board meeting Wednesday night shared stories of post-storm cleanup and relief efforts.
Many items that had been donated to KAB to aid in the Great American Cleanup had been quickly given to those in need. Bottles of water, trash bags and other equipment were given out to help aid other agencies during the storm relief efforts.
The organization is also still pooling supplies and aid to provide even more support in the county.
Not all conversation was about the storm and its aftermath.
During March’s Greenway Cleanup project, 65 to 70 volunteers collected around 55 bags full of trash, weighing a total of 1,375 pounds. There were also PVC pipes, plastic foam containers, a tire and a metal rail collected.
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day was reportedly very successful, bringing in almost 800 people throughout the day.
However, the local collection day was not eligible for state aid due to the area not having a full-time paint collection location, and there was a call to try to find a solution to this lack of service.
Keep America Beautiful’s upcoming yard sale has been postponed for a later date.
Other news discussed by the board included the Museum Center at Five Points accepting school supply donations.