More than 20 World Mission Society Church of God volunteers participated in the Girty’s Run Watershed Cleanup in Millvale, PA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The cleanup took place in partnership with Allegheny CleanWays and Allegheny County Conservation District.

Volunteers worked to clean-up debris and garbage that accumulated at the watershed due to past flooding. Bicycles and even small household appliances were among the items collected.

“We’re always willing and ready to work hard to serve our communities,” said Amanda, a Church of God volunteer. “We want to demonstrate the teachings and the love of Christ through our good deeds. We carry out different kinds of volunteer activities. But environmental cleanups are especially meaningful because we want to leave a better planet for our future generations. And we always try to reach out to the community and invite local residents to participate in the cleanups with us to help to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our planet.”

This event was part of the Church of God’s national and international environmental protection efforts. As of February 2017, the Church of God has carried out more than 2,940 worldwide environmental cleanups. Other cleanups took place in Tampa, Florida; Durham, North Carolina; Rutherford, New Jersey; and Hampton, New Hampshire. The Church of God hopes to continue the work of protecting our environment in all its locations along the East Coast.