"It's so hard to organize, but I will tell them, you cleaned today, February 24. I will tell them and I hope you keep doing it."

"This alley was scary. As a matter of fact, I was broken into from the back so that's when I started. At the beginning I cleaned the space I have in back of my fence, but then I got tired of it because I got no help. So then I started a movement which started in August but then I stopped because my mother died. I started again in February and it seemed like I was getting some traction and getting some more people. Before there were only a few people but this last February there were more. And now we are going to have a block meeting in March and I will start to give the flyers out again so that we get the whole community involved. It's so hard to organize, but I will tell them, you cleaned today, February 24. I will tell them and I hope you keep doing it."

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