Volunteers sought for litter cleanup in Huntington

May 4, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Volunteers are wanted to help make Huntington shine with a litter cleanup downtown Saturday.

My Huntington, an initiative of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, will pick up litter along 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, from 1st Street to 8th Street, and along 8th Street, from 5th Avenue to 7th Avenue.

Volunteers are asked to meet in the parking lot of Huntington City Hall at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Litter sticks, garbage bags and gloves will be provided.

More cleanups are planned for later this month, including in the Guyandotte neighborhood May 11. Volunteers will meet that day at 9 a.m. at Children’s Place, located at 625 Richmond St. in Guyandotte. They will then pick up litter along the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (PATH).

Another cleanup will be held in the Fairfield neighborhood May 18. Volunteers will meet that day at 9 a.m. at the A.D. Lewis Community Center, located at 1450 A.D. Lewis Ave. Areas to be cleaned include Doulton Avenue, 10th Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard.

The city of Huntington’s Public Works Department is participating by agreeing to haul away all the garbage collected from these cleanups. Everyone is welcome to attend.

My Huntington previously hosted litter cleanups last

month with dozens of volunteers around the gazebo and 14th Street West in West Huntington and along the PATH on Riverside Drive in Guyandotte.

My Huntington is an initiative “to engage the residents, businesses, students and others in changing the narrative about the city of Huntington.” The initiative uses the social media tag #MyHuntington to promote positive stories and people and businesses making changes in the community.

To learn more, search for “MyHuntington” on Facebook or visit www.myhuntingtonwv.com.

Travis Crum is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. He may be reached by phone at 304-526-2801.