PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – TriMet volunteers helped clean up trash near the Gateway Transit Center in northeast Portland on Saturday.
TriMet says a group of more than a dozen employees, including general manager Sam Desue, Jr., met in the Fred Meyer parking lot off Northeast 99th Avenue, picked up their tools – trash bags, reach extensions and gloves – then swept the Hazelwood neighborhood picking up trash. The cleaning was in partnership with SOLVE.
âIt was a privilege to be there with an amazing team of volunteers to help keep the neighborhood clean,â Desue said. âIt is important that we do what we can to maintain a vibrant city, especially a city as beautiful as ours, where people feel comfortable walking and connecting to public transport. I want to thank everyone who took the time to volunteer at the Gateway SOLVE event, and look forward to the next cleanups later this summer. “
In addition to SOLVE, TriMet said the Hazelwood Neighborhood Association, Fred Meyer, The Oregon Clinic and Realty Brokers all sponsored Saturday’s event. TriMet is planning future cleanups in downtown Portland in July, August and September.
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