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News - November 29, 2019

A celebration in the streets

Nonprofit helps homeless team members turn their lives around

by Gennady Sheyner

Sporting a yellow T-shirt and armed with a picker and a bucket, Ruben Michael and his four-person team of volunteers gathered at a Palo Alto downtown parking lot on a recent Thursday morning to start their shift.

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11 people like this
Posted by An Even Better Idea
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 30, 2019 at 8:54 pm

instead of picking up litter which is the responsibility of city, why not create a commercial and residential landscape team that will eliminate the use of leaf blowers and gas powered lawnmowers? by using rakes, brooms and p11ush lawnmowers, noise and air pollution would be greatly reduced and the job less demeaning than picking up cigarette butts and discarded fast food bags. just drop off the team in various neighborhoods on a weekly scheduled basis. the only ones who might have an issue with this concept is the local gardeners association but who cares? they can take their gas powered leaf blowers, hedge trimmers and lawnmowers elsewhere.

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