Sep 27, 2010 4:39 PM by John Romero

Group pitches in "One Hour" to clean city parks

With the City of Colorado Springs unable to clean up many of the parks around town, a group of friends are pledging one hour to clean up their communities. "I just got sick and tired of being sick and tired and figured I'd do something about it." explains Mark DeZuba, "There's just a lot of simple things that we can do. They weren't hard, they weren't laborious and we could just get out in the community and help."

Mark started One Hour Volunteers, for one hour he and a few others clean up, sweep up and rake up city parks. Pegi Cooper was one of the first in line to volunteer. "This is my neighborhood." she says as she picks up trash at Betty Krouse Park, "There are kids that play here and I want to know where my grandkids go, they have a safe park to play in too."

The group is hoping the idea catches on with others to foster a spirit of good old fashion community spirit. "After this one hour I feel so good about what I've done." explains DeZuba, "I feel so good about the community and it's just an easy idea." "I think it's time that we start taking back and having pride in our city." adds Cooper "If I'm a great grandmother and I can do it, anybody can bring a bag to the park with their kids."

CLICK HERE for more information on how you can join One Hour Volunteers



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