Floyd County and the incorporated cities within it can earn money to defray costs by taking part in the PRIDE spring cleanup next month.
East Kentucky PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that sponsors Spring Cleanup Month in 42 counties of southern and Eastern Kentucky, announced Thursday that it would provide Floyd County with $3,250 and the cities of Prestonsburg, Martin, Allen, Wayland and Wheelwright with $200 each for participating in the cleanup. The organization will also provide the county and cities with t-shirts and supplies to distribute to cleanup participants.
“The Spring Cleanup is an annual tradition in our region, with thousands of volunteers taking advantage of the chance to serve their community while getting outside to enjoy April weather and scenery,” said Tammie Wilson, of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE. “We appreciate the local government officials who lead the Spring Cleanup in their communities, and we’re pleased that PRIDE can support their efforts by offering this funding, as well as providing cleanup supplies and T-shirts for their volunteers.”
The region-wide 2013 PRIDE Spring Cleanup is made possible in part by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a number of sponsors, including Waste Connections of Kentucky (Gold Sponsor), Outdoor Venture Corporation (Silver Sponsor), Walmart (Silver Sponsor), Hacker Brothers Inc. (Bronze Sponsor), Lightyear Network Solutions (Bronze Sponsor) and Owens Auto & Truck Parts (Bronze Sponsor).
Those interested in volunteering to pick up litter during the cleanup can call thier local PRIDE coordinators. PRIDE coordinators’ names and phone numbers are available by calling PRIDE, toll free, at (888) 577-4339 or by visiting www.kypride.org/service-area.