Nassau, Bahamas – Dozens of Marathon residents joined forces this past Saturday to support a community clean up initiative coordinated by Member of Parliament for the area, The Honorable Jerome Fitzgerald.
The event, which brought together corporate citizens and area residents to promote a cleaner neighborhood, helped to facilitate the removal of thousands of pounds of trash by way of strategically placed garbage containers, home collection efforts and general trash removal exercises from various Marathon locations; inclusive of streets, parks and vacant lots. Volunteers also provided additional assistance to elderly residents in the area by cleaning their yards and mowing their lawns.
One resident who has lived in the Marathon constituency for more than 40 years, boasted that the event was by far the biggest across the board clean up exercise ever done in the area.
Marathon M.P., Jerome Fitzgerald, was also on hand to support the Clean Up Day initiative and expressed pride and pleasure at the events’ success. He said, “my team and I have hosted clean up activities in the past, but this event has evolved in ways that we couldn’t have predicted. Residents and volunteers came together to enhance their community and in the process stronger partnerships have been forged and approximately 20 bin loads of trash have been removed from the area. This event is evidence of the good that can be achieved when positive collaboration is in play.”
Minister Fitzgerald further conveyed his appreciation to everyone who assisted in ensuring the Marathon Community Clean Up Day was a resounding success. “I’d like to personally thank the people of this great constituency for their support of this event, as well as members of the various garbage collection companies who enthusiastically came onboard and partnered with us. I’m proud to represent the fine people of Marathon and remain committed to working alongside them for a better community and Bahamas.” Fitzgerald concluded.