Upon completion of the three hour operation, over 4,937 lbs of trash and debris was collected by over 200 volunteers. Great job!
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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Detention and Corrections Bureau
-Pinellas Safe Harbor (Residents)
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Special Services Unit
-Community Policing Deputies
Louis Murphy, (New York Giants)
Corey Knowles, (Retired Navy Seal)
Derrick Graham, (Formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs/ Oakland Raiders)
Deputy Stevie Thomas, (Formerly of the Tampa Bay Storm)
Stylez G. White, (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Glenn Edwards, (Formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers)
McDonald’s (10191 66th Street North)
McDonald’s (3940 Ulmerton Road)
Publix Supermarkets (7880 113th Street)
Walmart (8801 US Highway 19 N.)
Sempermed USA (13900 49th Street)
Bare Essentials for the Homeless Foundation
Keep Pinellas Beautiful Inc.
Arby’s (6640 Ulmerton Road)
Caged Cross Fit Gym (2147 Pine Forest Drive)
Elite Vandals Gym (10294 US19 #410)
Quickaid Disability Experts (695 Central Avenue)
Students Come First Foundations
2014 Martin Luther King Service Project
Pinellas Safe Harbor clients are set to participate in “Take a Bite Out Of Grime,” a community clean up event around Pinellas Safe Harbor and the Highpoint Area.
The clean-up effort is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
8:00 – Welcoming Remarks and Guests Speakers
8:30 – Clients/volunteers shuttled to various locations for clean up
11:30 -Clean-up ends. Clients/volunteers start return to Pinellas Safe Harbor
12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch Served and Awards Presentation
Event begins at Pinellas Safe Harbor located at 14840 49th Street North in Clearwater.
Pinellas Safe Harbor clients and other volunteers are set to clean up the Highpoint area in and effort dubbed “Take a Bite Out Of Grime.”
Pinellas Safe Harbor, the Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit and Community Policing Deputies coordinated the event that will transport dozens of Pinellas Safe Harbor clients and other volunteers to approximately ten locations around the Highpoint area to pick up litter. Through their effort the clients will be giving back to the community.
Current and former NFL and AFL players, as well as a former Navy Seal will meet and greet the participants as they begin their day; provide words of encouragement to the clients and support them in their efforts.
The clients will also have the opportunity to earn community service hours as part of their volunteer work.
Following the clean-up, lunch will be served back at Pinellas Safe Harbor; and clients will win prizes in an award presentation for the team that collects the most litter.
The media is invited to cover.