The Love Your Community program awards grants to volunteer teams
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) – Two local teams of volunteers have been recognized for completing more than 50 hours of litter pick-up through grants from the Love Your Community program. Each team received grants of $500, according to a press release.
The grant money will help the two teams – Team Litter Ladies, led by Sallye Irving, and Team Dauphin Island A, led by Cortney Leytham – continue their mission to clean up litter in Mobile County. The Litter Ladies will use their prize money to add recycling bins to Wilmer Hall Cottages. The Dauphin Island A-Team will use their grant to develop an area near the Dauphin Island Marina.
Each team carried out more than 50 hours of waste collection. 61 teams participate in the Love Your Community time bank. Ten of these teams are within ten hours of reaching the 50 hour threshold for a grant.
Grants are used for projects on public rights-of-way. The money can be used for recycling, community gardens, park projects and “other environmentally friendly projects,” the statement said. The Love Your Community program, founded in 2018 to encourage civic engagement in the fight against litter in the county, is funded by the Mobile County Commission. The program is run through a partnership with Keep Mobile Beautiful.