Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 2, 2013

Volunteers sought for PRIDE Spring Cleanup

Staff report
The Independent

CATLETTSBURG — Boyd and Carter counties local PRIDE coordinators are looking for volunteers to be PRIDE champions and knock out litter during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April.

 “If you want your community to look its best, and if you like to spend time outside with friends and family, then answer the call for volunteers when your PRIDE coordinators announce Spring Cleanup events,” said Tammie Wilson of PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that sponsors the Spring Cleanup across 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky.

The theme on the free volunteer T-shirts this year is “Be a PRIDE Champion: Knock Out Litter.”

 In Boyd County, Marion Russell is the Ashland PRIDE coordinator, and Sheila Lambert is the PRIDE coordinator for Catlettsburg.

In Carter County, Jason Carroll and Chassi Diamond are the PRIDE co-coordinators. In Olive Hill, Kimberly King is the PRIDE coordinator.

 PRIDE coordinators are volunteers who are appointed by mayors and judge-executives. They work with the PRIDE staff to organize cleanup activities, recruit volunteers and track cleanup results.

 PRIDE coordinators now are planning each community’s Spring Cleanup activities. They will schedule cleanups and recruit volunteers to participate. They also will assist volunteers who want to plan their own cleanups. Some communities also will offer free trash disposal events or clean up illegal dumps during the Spring Cleanup.

 PRIDE will provide volunteer T-shirts, cleanup supplies and funding assistance for local governments.

 To volunteer for the Spring Cleanup in Ashland, call Marion Russell at (606) 329-2007. In Catlettsburg, call Sheila Lambert at (606) 922-8304.

To volunteer for the Spring Cleanup, call Jason Carroll or Chassi Diamond at (606) 474-5366. In Olive Hill, contact Kimberly King at (606) 286-5533 or klhoggking@yahoo.com.