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Community cleans up despite Sunday weather

(WMC) - Despite the rainy day, an army of volunteers were outside working to beautify neighborhoods on Sunday.

The harder it rained, the harder volunteers worked the streets picking up trash and paper, all part of Mayor Wharton's Faith in Action clean up program. It kicked off Friday with organizations, youth groups and even a WMC Action News 5 team lending a hand.

For several hours a group of volunteers from Word of Life 7th Day Adventist Church fanned out in the North Memphis area, cleaning up and feeling good about it.

"We want to be the visible hands and feet of Jesus in our community and be good neighbors out here in our community," said Kymone Hinds.

And all this teamwork resulted in bags and bags of trash. Volunteers say its their way of showing the community they care.

"Well it gives a sense of pride for the community and for those who are participating it helps us to know that we are playing a small park in civil service," said Pastor Fred Batten.

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