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Baltimore's Bmore Beautiful program addresses community cleanliness

Posted at 5:27 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 17:27:24-04

BALTIMORE — Cleaning up the city and making it beautiful, volunteers are calling on Baltimore residents to help out.

BMore Beautiful is a city peer to peer beautification program. It addresses community cleanliness through three opportunities.

The Love Your Block grant which is available to participating communities, The Care a Lot grant which provides funding to organizations to cut and maintain up to 25 vacant lots within their community and the Say Yes program which stands for Youth Environmental Stewards.

"When we talk about how can we Baltimore into a safe zone, you start with cleaning up, you start with engagement, you start with collaboration," said Founder and Executive Director of United Efforts Inc. Debbie Ramsey. "With programs like Care a Lot and Love your Block it says it all."

Residents participating in the BMore Beautiful program sign a pledge and are committed to picking up litter in the front and back of their homes, calling 311 to report things like illegal dumping, educating neighbors on the importance off keeping the city beautiful and participating in cleanup activities.

Since the start of the program, more than 1500 people have signed the pledge.