Volunteers trim trees, mow lawns in Rockford neighborhood

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A group of volunteers are doing their part to keep the city beautiful, by mowing lawns and cleaning up a Rockford neighborhood.

Project 1013‘s mission is to clean and improve living conditions for communities in need.

The initiative is organized by the West Gateway Coalition and Rock Church.

Thursday morning, volunteers met at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, at 404 N Avon Street, to trim trees and mow lawns.

Organizers say residents need to work together to take care of the city.

“We’re excited to be here again, to do the cleanup, but really, for us, it’s about relationship-building, relationships with people in the community that live right here,” said Pastor Randy Young, who’s the project manager. “And that’s kind of why we wanted to be here today, to talk about volunteers.”

This is the 10th year Project 1013 has done work in local neighborhoods.

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