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Chapmantown cleanup collects residents’ garbage, brings together community

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Volunteers from different organizations, including students, participated in cleaning up residents' garbage at Chapman Elementary. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Volunteers from different organizations, including students, participated in cleaning up residents' garbage at Chapman Elementary. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Volunteers from different organizations, including students, participated in cleaning up residents' garbage at Chapman Elementary. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

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The sixth annual Chapmantown cleanup had volunteer help from many community members, including students, Saturday.

The cleanup took place at Chapman Elementary and began at 7 a.m. According to Love Chapmantown’s website, the event always goes until noon or until dumpsters become full. The event is limited to cleaning up Chapmantown residents’ garbage.

The lead coordinator, Vince Haynie, said that this event started six years ago with just he and his wife founding and organizing the event.

Haynie

Vince Haynie began the Love Chapmantown Cleanup six years ago with his wife. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Garbage, he said, is brought to the school’s parking lot and volunteers then organize and haul it away. Residents get a free coupon to drop trash at Neal Landfill when dumpsters become full.

“We have interns from the social work department over there… but we also have people from fraternities as well that are here… every year it’s just growing and growing,” said Haynie.

Hauling

Volunteers brought their own trucks to haul away residents’ waste. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Butte County Supervisor Larry Wahl, he said, volunteered as well as Mike Allen, the principal of Chapman Elementary.

Students

Students volunteered their Saturday morning to help clean up trash in the school parking lot. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

“The whole mission and vision of this event is to plant seeds of hope in this community, a community that historically has been disenfranchised, stigmatized and overlooked,” said Haynie. “We said, we’re going to start a coalition of people that’s going to overcome the stigma.”

“We’re always doing stuff to impact this community,” he said, including recently raising $40,000 to build a nearby playground.

Of the organization’s name, Love Champmantown, he added, “Love overcomes everything.”

Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or @NatalieH_Orion on Twitter.

 

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