Louisville Neighborhood Cleanup

  • World Mission Society Church of God Kentucky Louisville Neighborhood Cleanup

While busy with their daily lives, people may not realize how much certain parts of Louisville are deteriorating. This can greatly disturb the city’s atmosphere. Seeing such deterioration, Church of God volunteers decided to take action. On Sunday, February 19, they carried out a neighborhood cleanup to spruce up neglected parts of South Hurstbourne Parkway.

About 25 volunteers of the World Mission Society Church of God in Louisville partnered with Brightside and other community members to clean up a one-mile stretch of South Hurstbourne Parkway. This is in conjunction with the city of Louisville’s goals to beautify its neighborhoods. Volunteers ranging from the ages of 14 to 40 participated in the cleanup. Some drove as far as Fort Knox to help clean up the area.

The volunteers arrived at the cleanup site, prepped and ready with rakes, shovels, brooms, gloves, trash pickers and trash bags. Upon arrival, the volunteers were surprised to see all of the things that have accumulated in the area. There was a variety of trash and debris that included plywood, milk crates, scrap metal, parts from cars, a wooden palette, pieces of plastic and empty bottles. While finding such large quantities of trash, the volunteers felt compelled to tackle the garbage-ridden area even more so. At day’s end, more than 40 bags of trash was collected.

“We always want to strive to make the community cleaner, greener and sustainable, and you absolutely did accomplish that today,” said Lorri Roberts, Brightside Volunteer Director. “It goes a long way not just for our organization but for all the community. It means a lot to everyone. Thank you so much!”

“Volunteering is one of the most amazing feelings, especially working with people in the community who have the same interest in protecting the environment,” expressed a Church of God volunteer. “It really makes a difference in places of need throughout the city.”

With plans for future neighborhood cleanup opportunities like this, the Church of God hopes that more community members will join. Church members yearn for everyone to work together with the same aspirations, sharing the love of Heavenly Mother throughout Louisville. In this way, Louisville’s neighborhoods and surrounding areas of Kentucky will be restored to their original state.


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2018-05-07T13:02:51+00:00February 20, 2017|Categories: Environmental Protection|31 Comments


  1. Chanel March 1, 2017 at 9:01 am - Reply

    This event was really amazing. We did not realize just how much trash has accumulated so it was a much needed clean up!

  2. Michael H March 1, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

    This was so fun! Excited for the next one!

  3. Marquis S March 1, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    This clean up was amazing! Can’t wait to see what’s in store next

  4. Isaac March 1, 2017 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Wow, all participants are so bright and joyful !!
    I can see what they do was from their heart !!

  5. Elliot March 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    It is great to see so many volunteers help “take out the trash”. It is very inspiring to see that Church of God members are very eager to help their own community as well as their neighboring communities. I want to help do more for my neighbors as well according to the teachings of Christ like you.

  6. Taz March 1, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    This was so amazing! I can’t wait until the next clean-up. Who knew putting Christ’s teachings into practice would feel so amazing?! 😀

  7. Jaewon March 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Those green vests are all over the east coast!! I feel like these efforts are really keeping this environment and community together. Until that day when the whole world is united thru these beautiful efforts, please keep spreading the love of God!! Thank you ^^

  8. Oscar March 1, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Great Job Church of God. One church always fulfilling the role of the Good Samaritan.

  9. Viana Vazquez March 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I once thought of “community service” as a penalty for improper behavior but the World Mission Society Church of God changed my view point. Through their actions they give back the TRUE meaning of “community service” which is serving to the hearts of people from the heart!

  10. Gianni March 1, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Thanks to God the love of Mother being spread all over the world!

  11. Sherita March 2, 2017 at 1:51 am - Reply

    It’s so relieving to read about the World Mission Society Church of God ‘s unyielding efforts in the communities. I hope more people participate so they can feel Heavenly Mother’s love and be strengthened to work together.

  12. Sabrina M March 2, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Wow, the Church of God members are overtaking the world with the yellow shirts and green vests! It’s amazing to see them all smiling while they carry out these volunteer efforts. I’m so happy that they enjoy volunteering and making the parks cleaner for the community!

  13. Natasha Victoria March 2, 2017 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    It truly moves my heart to see how the members of the WMSCOG take an active role in the preservation of our communities, with their bright smiles, earnest hearts, and beautiful faith they always go above and beyond in everything they do. Great job!

  14. Azzy March 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Everyone was so happy to participate in this cleanup. Thank you Church of God for making community members come together to clean our neighborhood! It felt really good!

  15. Juan Machuca March 2, 2017 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    That’s a lot of trash! Great to see Church of God stepping in to help the community. Can’t wait to participate events in my community!

  16. Luis M March 3, 2017 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Wow! I see the WMSCOG show good deeds all over the world! What an amazing church!

  17. Emrys Y. Vincent March 3, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Everywhere I look and in any state, Church of God members are giving up themselves for their communities! I’m very inspired by their actions.

  18. Jennifer March 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Never enjoyed cleaning so much until I did this. I will definitely be at the next one!

  19. Shemari March 14, 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Wow I’ve never seen a group of people so happy to participate in community service. They truly fulfill the role as the “Good Samaritan!!”

  20. Daniel Lee March 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Great work World Mission Society Church of God! Truly the salt and light of the world.

  21. Lia T March 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Ahh! I Had so much fun doing this!! I can’t wait until the next one!!

  22. Kevin April 15, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

    wonderful wmscog! they are carrying out love of God the Mother to the whole world!

  23. Ashlea stanke April 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    This was so much fun! Putting Heavenly Mother’s teachings into practice and making a positive impact on our community. Excited for the next one 😊

    • Nicky June 23, 2018 at 3:57 am - Reply

      It’s awesome what you are doing and I’d love to catch up

  24. Kathy Lee May 3, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply


  25. Jessica Matthews May 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    WOW …This is Beautiful

  26. Andrea May 6, 2017 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you Father and Mother for allowing Louisville Zion to help our community! Let us share the love of mother! Animo!

  27. Debbie May 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    It is such an unselfish thing to do. So many amazing young people at the World Mission Society Church of God.

  28. Ashley May 17, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Thank you for doing such a beautiful act! The role of one person is very powerful.

  29. Marena May 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    This event is so amazing, it’s surprising how much trash accumulates without you really noticing it’s amazing that the Church of God took time out of their day to clean up an area of Louisville and help out the community

  30. Erica June 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Really, the love of heavenly mother is great and amazing. Since I received the love of God before 7 billion I will sharing more the love to whole world.

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