'It takes all of us:' Cleanup held at Milwaukee’s Victory Over Violence Park
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A group of people came together on Wednesday, June 17 to help clean up the Victory Over Violence Park in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood.
People from Northcott Neighborhood House helped by mowing, trimming, weeding and picking up garbage throughout the park.
A clean-up effort is underway in Milwaukee’s Victory Over Violence Park today. Organizers say its important to take care of the park which will in turn help the neighborhood and community. More at noon on @CBS58 pic.twitter.com/aSEENc0h2L— Emily Thornton (@EmilyThorntonTV) June 17, 2020
Senator Lena Taylor was joined by State Rep. Kalan Haywood II.
The two said something as simple as cleaning up can help improve the lives of many just like the creator of the park, Jeanetta Simpson-Robinson, wanted.
"I want people to know this park was envisioned for them," Taylor said. "It takes all of us to make it what she [Robinson] envisioned, a beautiful park that overruns violence."
Haywood also said it is important everyone does their part.
"One thing I always try to do in the summer is every weekend I get out a garbage bag and fill a bag up on a Saturday morning," he said. "That right there alone makes a difference. If we all go out and do that, that cleans the city up. Clean your block up, clean in front of your house and if we can all keep our own blocks clean, it keeps the city clean."
Haywood said more park clean-ups will be planned in the future.