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NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- Close to 200 volunteers roll up their sleeves, pick up shovels and garbage bags, all with a goal of sprucing up parts of Newburgh.
It's the second year for the Newburgh Community Clean-up. The event is put on by Safe Harbors on the Hudson, a community advocacy group. Volunteers from SUNY Orange, Fed-EX and other organizations spent the day picking up trash.. and tidying up all across the city.
Organizers said it's a chance for people of all backgrounds to come together, taking pride in their community.
Briana Cox, the Safe Harbors organizer said, “"I think it's important just to be a part, just walk down the street and wave, hang out with a whole bunch of people. just that connection where we're not just passersby."
June Henley, the Safe Harbors director of special events said, “It brings the community together no matter what their background, no matter if they have money or don't have money. It just brings everyone together and that's what's so great."
The event also featured the unveiling of a mural, as part of the Newburgh Mural Project.