Fall Clean Up keeps growing in volunteers — and leaves

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CSU’s annual Fall Clean Up took place on Nov. 5 and proved to be more successful than ever.

The program is aimed at assisting the elderly and/or physically limited members of the community clean up their yards. unnamed-2

A total of 1,877 CSU volunteers, along with Faith E. Free, a local faith-based organization, collected a total of 5,014 bags of leaves this fall. More than 100 CSU organizations volunteered.

This year over 280 neighbors of the Fort Collins community received assistance, the most beneficiaries yet for Fall Clean Up. The program also broke its own records in the number of volunteers helping and the number of bags collected. Between Faith E. Free and CSU, there were total of 2,010 volunteers.

The Fall Clean Up program has been cleaning up the neighborhoods in Fort Collins for 11 years. The program started in 2005 with only about 50 volunteers helping 24 neighbors. In 2015 program involved 1,200 volunteers who assisted 231 neighbors.

The program fosters positive relationships among CSU students and staff as well as Fort Collins residents.