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February 21st 2018

   KEEP ORANGE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL          Trashy Ladies

It’s the Right Thing To Do

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A big thank you to Shangri La Botanical Garden, the City of Orange and Invista for sponsoring the “Trash Off” Saturday in Orange. Our city is so much cleaner because of the volunteers that spend their Saturday picking up yucky trash. The tonnage of trash picked up grows each year with the last year on record over 16 tons. Why is this?

Hurricane Harvey contributed to it this year but the amount of trash in Orange before Harvey was growing each year. I wonder how many businesses wanted to move to Orange but because of all the trash decided not to. That affects all of us because more businesses in Orange would be a benefit to everyone. A cleaner city could mean more people moving here. Even though the city is cleaner now in past years the trash starts collecting again after the “Trash Off.’ Let’s not be satisfied with one day clean and 364 days trashy.

The Trashy Ladies have some ideas on how to Keep Orange County clean.

*Keep a trash bag in your car to hold trash until you get home. Throwing trash out the car window makes the city look trashy. It is also illegal and there is a fine of $250 for doing it.

*Use gloves to pick up trash around your home. It may not be yours, but somebody has to do it so help out making a city cleaner. Be extra kind and do your neighbor’s too.

*Don’t leave anything in a truck bed that could blow out and litter the highway. The trucks that picked up Harvey debris often didn’t have covers and the debris was scattered all the way to the dump.

*Be the good example in the group to throw away your trash in a nearby trashcan. Children are watching and the exercise is good for you.

*Demand your city leaders and police officers enforce the litter ordinance.

* Be a good caretaker of the earth.  Pride in your city is contagious.  “We didn’t inherit the earth from our grandparents but are borrowing it from our grandchildren.” Let’s leave it better than we found it.   It could contribute to more businesses and more families settling in Orange.   The Trashy Ladies thank you and your grandchildren will too. 

Please help the Trashy Ladies keep Orange clean.  It’s the Right Thing To Do!

For more information
: Keep Orange County Beautiful visit our website at www.kocb.org Also visit us on facebook at Keep Orange County Beautiful
 

January 10th 2018

2018-01-13 WorkforceSolutions

Orange County Receives Harvey Grant

KOCB Names
Workforce Solutions as Hometown
Beautification Hero

 

Orange, Texas - Orange County is the recipient of the “Rebuild Texas Initiative” and the “National Disaster Displacement” grant which provides federal and state funds through Texas Workforce Solutions to provide jobs for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Workforce Solutions obtained grants benefitting workers displaced by Harvey for jobs with municipalities and qualifying non-profit entities of Orange County to assist with Hurricane cleanup.

“All employees hired through the Workforce as temporary employees of the ‘Rebuild Texas Initiative’ and the ‘National Disaster Displacement Grant’ are helping make our city look better after Hurricane Harvey and are earning ‘going wages’ in doing so which goes back into the local economy” according to a Workforce representative.

Participating municipalities and non-profits include:

  City of Vidor
  City of West Orange
  Orange Housing Authority
  Orange County
  Vidor ISD
  LCMISD
  Salvation Army
  Orangefield ISD
  City of Pinehurst

City of Pinehurst temporary employees have been photographed working diligently in the collection of roadside trash and roadside spot clean-up recently on MacArthur Drive.

Keep Orange County Beautiful, the local non-profit affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to recognize Workforce Solutions for this valuable gift with its ensuing environmental benefits; and proud to name them Keep Orange County Beautiful’ s Hometown Beautification Hero.  

For more information on Keep Orange County Beautiful visit our website at www.KOCB.org. Or visit us on Facebook at Keep Orange County Beautiful

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