Better Family Life launched its Operation Clean Sweep initiative for the third year in a row. The focus is to unite families and empower communities. Therefore, the organization will be cleaning up the North Side of St. Louis. Volunteers will demolish vacant buildings, cut down dead trees, and clean up trash and debris.
“We want to make this a walkable neighborhood where crime is something of the past,” said Malik Ahmed. Malik is the founder and CEO 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.
Howard Hayes, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at PARIC Corporation, talked about the experience. “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.”
Last year over 100 PARIC employees participated in Clean Sweep. According to Hayes, PARIC was joining 3,005 associates and 1,500 community volunteers.
“This was the ideal opportunity for us to roll up our sleeves. Bringing down abandoned homes and cleaning up vacant lots will support our friends and families,” said Hayes.
In 2017, Better Family Life’s Operation Clean Sweep began with the goal of cleaning up just a few neighborhoods. However, this year, the program is focused on making crime-infested communities safer.
View the full article in the St. Louis American.