(WMC) - It started with a call to action from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton. Now, the Faith in Action City-wide Clean Up has grown larger than he even expected.
"It only takes one person, and that's really where it all starts from. You don't need a crowd of people to get something done," said Chief Antwane Bohanon, NSA-Mid-South.
But community projects, like the Faith In Action Citywide Clean-up, are an officer's duty. And, there is the joy of spending the day away from the office, in this case, for those with the NSA-Mid-South, which is the largest inland naval base.
"This is a lot better than sitting behind a desk today [Friday], you know, the weather's beautiful, and it is just a way for us to give back to the community," said Chief David Thrush, NSA-Mid-South.
The clean up's up organizers hoped 10,000 volunteers would sign up. By Friday morning, there were more than 12,000. Chiefs Bohanon and Thrush are the leading leg of the WMC Action News 5 clean up team, which is expected en masse Saturday.
"Make you think somebody care, yeah. They don't just care about Germantown. They care about South Memphis, too," said resident Brenda Metcalf.
Kym Clark will be one of many from the WMC Action News 5 crew cleaning up Saturday. You can sign up too by following the link: http://faithinactionmemphis.com/.
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