WeLoveU Foundation Volunteers to Hold Clean Up at MLK Regional Shoreline

WeLoveU Foundation Volunteers to Hold Clean Up at MLK Regional Shoreline

The International WeLoveU Foundation (WeLoveU) is partnering with the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) to perform a cleanup event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Sunday, May 22. The cleanup event is in honor of WeLoveU’s Clean Day — a special day that encourages volunteers worldwide to hold cleanups in their region.

From 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WeLoveU volunteers will remove litter, encouraging proper recycling and waste disposal. The united effort will lead to collecting bags of trash and bags of recyclables.

“It’s such a great feeling knowing multiple cleanups are happening simultaneously to help our environment,” said Duane Ford, executive director of WeLoveU, in a press release. “Typically, our volunteers along the West Coast try to organize cleanups regularly; however, Clean Day is unique because it’s one day out of the year when volunteers around the globe are encouraged to clean their neighborhoods at the same time.”

Outside the U.S., Clean Day cleanups will be taking place in Namibia, South Africa, the the Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Germany, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Benin, Angola, Uganda, India, Japan, Chile, Cameroon, Cambodia, Kenya, Thailand, Togo, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, and Australia.

The cleanup is part of WeLoveU’s Clean World Movement, an environmental initiative the non-profit has actively led since 2009, where volunteers clean up polluted cities, parks, mountains, rivers, and seas, to promote a clean world for the present and future generations. The environmental program has reached 59 countries, with over 1,600 cleanups and more than 267,000 volunteers. To join the cleanup event at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, contact Erik Menchaca at erik.144@icloud.com.

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline is located at 1Swan Way in Oakland along Doolittle Drive.