Better Family Life Launches Operation Clean Sweep 2019

Better Family Life launched its Operation Clean Sweep initiative for the third year in a row. Better Family Life is an organization focused on uniting families and empowering communities. The organization will be demolishing vacant buildings, cutting down dead trees, and cleaning up trash and debris on the North Side of St. Louis.

"We want to make this a walkable neighborhood where crime is something of the past," said Malik Ahmed. Malik is the founder and chief executive officer of Better Family Life.

Hundreds of volunteers from the community participated in the day of clean-up last year. Professionals from McCarthy Building Companies, PARIC Corporation, and several other businesses within the Regional Business Council lent a helping hand.

"PARIC is committed to moving the St. Louis region forward, by leveraging the talent and experience of our people for causes to keep making results," said Howard Hayes, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at PARIC Corporation.

Last year over 100 PARIC employees participated in the Clean Sweep, joining 3,005 associates and 1,500 community volunteers, according to Hayes.

"This was the ideal opportunity for us to roll up our sleeves brining down abandoned homes and cleaning up vacant lots to support our friends and families," said Hayes.

Better Family Life's Clean Sweep began in 2017 with the goal of cleaning up just a few neighborhoods. This year the program is focused on making crime-infested communities safer.

View the full article in the St. Louis American.


Operation Clean Sweep Press Conference