SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's been a week with lots of Good News stories, and we start with a celebration of some of our area's most dedicated volunteers.
This week, the United Way of the Coastal Empire held its 39th Annual Award Luncheon. Several awards were handed out for those who volunteer in areas such as animal advocacy, the environment, and arts and culture, to name a few. The big award of the afternoon went to Brad Green. He was given the Herschel V. Jenkins Volunteer of the Year Award.
Some serious spring cleaning is taking place all over the city of Savannah, thanks to the Great Savannah Cleanup. The city initiative offers free bulk debris removal from homes and private property. The city will schedule pickups for various neighborhoods every Saturday in May, but they got a headstart at the Bacon Park transfer station on Skidaway Road. Neighborhoods must register with the city for a pickup day, and debris should be placed in your regular pickup area.
Finally this week, the Bluffton High School Readers Club is passing on their love for reading with students at Bluffton Elementary School. The club reads to students for about 45 minutes one day a week as a way to give back to the community. Teachers say the program helps prepare kids for the future, and the kids just love hearing the stories. About 25 Bluffton High School students are in the Bluffton High School Readers Club.
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