Young volunteers clean up Medical District

Young volunteers clean up Medical District

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Young volunteers spent their Sunday making Memphis a cleaner city.

Dozens of kids tackled the blighted areas in the alleys, sidewalks and curbs connecting Ayers Street, Decature, and Waldran Boulevard.

Officials said they've been working in the Medical District for years, and their efforts will make a difference for those in the community.

"The alleys, you can see them, they're in a blighted condition, overgrown, mud, we're finding the sidewalk on either side of it, finding the curbs, cleaning up the trash. So our idea is to take these alleys from blight to bright," Mary Baker of Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. said.

Officials said they can clean up the trash and pull the weeds, but once the sidewalks and curbs are exposed, they still need to be repaired.

The next goal is to get city crews involved in that process.

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