CLEVELAND — An annual initiative with volunteer participation to clean up Akron will take place in June, the City of Akron announced Tuesday.
The Akron Community Cleanup will happen on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at several locations in Akron.
The organization “Keep Akron Beautiful” will be available that day to hand out maps, grabbers and gloves to volunteers. At each check-in location, there will be a community champion including council members and ward residents. Check-in at each location begins at 8:30 a.m.
“Keep Akron Beautiful’s goal is to make Akron a clean, green and beautiful place for everyone to live, work and play. We are so grateful to work with the City of Akron to make this cleanup possible. It is vital for all of us to work together, as a community to resolve Akron’s litter issue and we look forward to seeing you on June 4,” said Jacqui Ricchiuti, Keep Akron Beautiful CEO.
Volunteers who sign up for the cleanup event will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an afternoon in the City of Akron suite at the Akron Rubberducks game on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2:05 p.m. The suite includes 20 tickets for the winner and their family and friends to enjoy.
Akron Community Cleanup Check-in Locations:
- Ward 1 check-in: Balch Street Fitness Center
220 S Balch St, Akron, OH 44302
Community Champion: Councilwoman Nancy Holland
- Ward 2 check-in: Patterson Community Center
800 Patterson Ave., Akron, OH 44310
Community Champion: Councilman Phil Lombardo
- Ward 5 check-in: Mason Park Community Center
700 E Exchange St., Akron, OH 44306
Community Champion: Akron resident Johnnie Hannah
- Ward 8 check-in: Northwest Family Recreation Center
1730 Shatto Ave., Akron, OH 44313
Community Champion: Councilman Shammas Malik
- Ward 10 check-in: Reservoir Park Community Center
1735 Hillside Terrace, Akron, OH 44305
Community Champion: Councilwoman Sharon Connor
Interested volunteers can sign up here.
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