“Clean Sweep is such a one-of-a-kind event,” said Rochester Mayor Malik D. Evans.
Evans was joined by Naomi Silver, President and CEO of the Rochester Red Wings, members of Rochester City Council and neighborhood leaders to announce the Saturday, April 29th, Clean Sweep Day.
“At a time when we need it most, Clean Sweep fosters pride in our city and invites everyone to come together to pitch in to help our favorite places shine and brighten every corner of our city,” Evans said.
Evans encouraged the entire community to register to volunteer for the City’s annual spring cleanup and neighborhood beautification initiative, and said “it's a great way to spend time together with friends, co-workers, or neighbors to give our city a spring cleaning and enjoy an afternoon baseball game.”
Clean Sweep begins at 8 a.m. sharp at Innovative Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way.
Residents, community groups, sports teams, businesses, churches and youth groups are encouraged to form teams and individuals are welcome too. Walk-up volunteers are always welcome.
To register in advance by calling 311 or (585) 428-5990 (outside city limits) or online at www.cityofrochester.gov/cleansweep.
Gloves and tools will be provided, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own if possible. Volunteers will also receive a Clean Sweep t-shirt and a light breakfast before boarding buses headed to their project spots. Once projects are completed, the buses bring volunteers back to Innovative Field to enjoy a free Red Wings game and lunch.
“Clean Sweep has become a time-worn and beloved Rochester tradition and I am always amazed at the community’s generous and giving spirit,” Evans said.