I want to thank all the volunteers to make today’s community cleanup a success. Due to COVID, volunteers were asked to gather at multiple locations in small groups, maintaining the CDC-mandated COVID rules. I signed up to volunteer at the Hollywood Community garden. Together we cleaned up a couple of beds in the garden. I heard the other groups also did a wonderful job at their sites.

I also want to thank the organizers and sponsors of the event, in particular, the Hollywood Elementary School PTA, the AlHuda school community, the City’s Committee for a Better Environment (CBE), UMD’s Office of Community Engagement, the Hollywood Community Garden Club. Finally, my thanks to City staff, in particular the Public Works crew, for providing necessary supplies & tools and collecting trash after the event.