Hampton Beach Cleanup

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February seems like an odd time to go to the beach, especially in New England. However, 30 members of the Church of God in New Hampshire were looking forward to the outing. They didn’t go as surfers, they went as volunteers with the purpose to make a difference in the environment.

The World Mission Society Church of God partnered with Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation for the Hampton Beach Cleanup. The task: cleaning up litter and getting rid of anything that didn’t belong in the sand.

As the volunteers approached Hampton Beach, they weren’t sure how much trash they’d be able to collect. From far away, the beach looked cleaned. However, as they drew nearer to the shore, the need for volunteers became evident.

Volunteers quickly dispersed and immediately started pulling glass, plastic and aluminum bottles out of the sand. Fishing gear also made its way into the volunteers’ trash bags. A Blue Ocean Society member educated the volunteers during the cleanup, explaining that smaller items—like cigarette butts and pieces of plastic—have the most fatal effects on marine life. Fish and other animals tend to mistake these small pieces of garbage for food. And when they eat it, it harms their insides and many of them die.

Additionally, trash has an extended impact on ocean life, that can span a large area. Most trash takes many, many years to decompose, so properly getting rid of it benefits the future of our oceans.

In the end, the volunteers collected more than 77 pounds of trash. “Today’s cleanup was important to us because we want to make sure we leave a brighter planet for future generations,” said Salome, a Church of God volunteer. “Garbage left on the beaches negatively affects marine life and affects our water, so we want to work together to ensure we maintain a clean environment.”

The World Mission Society Church of God has carried out more than 2,940 worldwide environmental cleanups as of February 26, 2017. The Church of God will continue to do its best to improve the environment and serve neighbors with the love of Christ.

2017-05-20T22:04:53+00:00 February 26, 2017|Categories: Environmental Protection|Tags: |13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Krissy masiello May 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    I was blessed to be part of this cleanup and I learned so much from the Blue Ocean Society about how devastating trash and litter can be to the ocean life. It made me want to work that much harder during the time we spent, and it felt so great to be part of the big team of volunteers there working together! I would love to partner up with the Blue Ocean Society again for more cleanups. Even though it was very cold that day on the waterfront, the cause behind it made me forget all about the cold!!! Thanks to God for allowing me partake in the cleanup that day! 🙂

  2. Sally May 23, 2017 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    God Bless You! Thanks to God for all they’ve done for the earth and More! Give praise and thanks to God Elohim only! Cleaning one ocean, one street at a time 🙂

  3. Erica June 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    It is really blessed thing. They seems great member in our society. I’m proud of them. Thanks to havenly father and mother

  4. Lindsy July 11, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    They are doing cleanup with sincere mind!
    It is true shinning the glory of God! Great!

  5. Azzy September 8, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Good job you guys! Keep up the good work Church of God!

  6. Beth October 17, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Your actions are very good!
    I feel Heavenly Mother’s love!!

  7. kellyooniverstie November 23, 2017 at 5:20 am - Reply

    How nice their work is! It is beautiful that they don’t lose their smile even during hard work!

  8. Joice November 23, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Beautiful more then flower!

  9. lovelysongsong November 23, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    i was impressed by your good deeds

  10. Kevin December 2, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I want to also enjoy wonderful good deeds with wmscog!

  11. elena hong April 5, 2018 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Through your beautiful heart the hampton beach became more beautiful~:)

  12. Joice April 5, 2018 at 3:48 am - Reply

    looks great!
    Thanks for active interest in the environment.

  13. Grace lee April 5, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

    At this time when environment pollution becomes a problem, we convey message of encouragement and appreciation to volunteer who is interested in volunteer. You are important people in this age. God bless you!

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