Brightside/Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup Sets New Volunteer Record

April 21, 2015

Over 12,000 volunteers have signed up and will join together for this year’s annual Brightside/Passport Health Plan Spring Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify over 190 sites in Louisville. 

“Once again the community has united together to keep Louisville a clean and green place to live,’ said Mayor Fischer.  “I am especially proud of the more than 5,000 Jefferson County Public School students who showed compassion and leadership by cleaning up their schools and surrounding neighborhoods this past Saturday.”

Volunteers chose their own cleanup site and coordinated with Brightside to receive gloves, bags and a limited number of tools at no cost.  Trash pick-up was coordinated with Louisville Metro Solid Waste Management Services.  The cleanup was sponsored by Passport Health Plan.

“Passport’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of our members. Communities are coming together to get outdoors, get moving and spruce up their neighborhoods,” said Jill Bell, Passport Vice President and Chief Communications Officer. “We are proud to support the Mayor and Brightside in this effort.”

Cleanups are an integral part of Brightside's mission and without the help of volunteer groups, and many other volunteers throughout the year, Brightside could not achieve their goals of a cleaner, greener Louisville. 

Projects will continue throughout Give-A-Day week, April 18 – 26 with three large cleanups at the sites below:

  • 200 participants from Volunteers of America will clean up litter and trash around the Shelby Park Neighborhood Wednesday, April 22, 2015. 
  • 75 volunteers from the Greenwood Cemetery Group will be cleaning up Greenwood Cemetery and the surrounding areas on Virginia Avenue on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
  • 300 community members, including Shawnee High School students, and New Breed Church  members will team up to beautify the Shawnee neighborhood on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

If teams were unable to participate on Saturday, they are welcome to conduct a cleanup anytime during the week.  There is no limit on the number of teams or volunteers who can sign up to participate. 

To register a cleanup, visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/brightside.  The next community-wide cleanup is scheduled for Fall, but neighborhoods can hold their own cleanups at any point throughout the year.