HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – August 17, 2013-
On August 17, 2013 a group of residents who started a Community Clean Up Campaign in connection with a popular Facebook page called Hollister Community Watch held their first community clean up event.
Approximately 70 people helped clean-up several locations throughout the City of Hollister. Each location was selected after community members submitted suggestions through the Facebook page. The group’s goal was to clean up at least one location in each city council district.
Locations targeted for the event included:
Valley View Park, Calaveras School, Calaveras Park, R.O. Hardin School, Cerra Vista School, Rancho San Justo School, Enterprise Road and Union Road
R.O. Hardin School before
R.O. Hardin after
Community groups involved in this event were:
Hollister Kidz Crew, SBC Probation, LULAC Youth, Sacred Heart, Nino Real Estate, Oasis for Women, The Hollister School District, Gibson Station Community Watch and Ausaymas 4H
The events main organizers, Karson and Vanessa Klauer obtained numerous local sponsorships including a 20 yard dumpster from Waste Management. The dumpster was nearly filled at the completion of the event. The only targeted location that was not done was Vista Park Hill Park. That location will be the first one at the next community clean up event.
Volunteers of all ages attended the event; one volunteer came from as far as Los Altos because he saw it on a bulletin board. After the event the man told organizers he enjoyed himself so much in Hollister that he decided to move to Hollister because of the sense of community he experienced at the event.
Event organizers want to thank everyone who came out and supported this event, picked up trash, cleaned-up parks and all of those who helped make this event possible.
“Events like these have a positive impact on kids and really the community as a whole. I was honored to be part of this, working alongside community members cleaning up the targeted areas. I even brought my own family out today, we had a great time.” – Chief Westrick
Business Sponsors of this event:
Waste Management, Nino Real Estate, Oasis for Women, City of Hollister, Hollister Police Department, Hollister School District, Apparel With a Purpose, Gold Coast Electric Services, Bertuccio’s, M&M Plant Inc, American Financial Network and Pinnacle Hardwood.
Hollister Community Watch can be found on Facebook at: