WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bison men's and
women's cross country teams took to the streets outside of
Gallaudet University's campus to clean up the area's
running/walking paths and sidewalks on Saturday, Oct. 20. Local
residents received the cleanup service project with a great deal of
excitement and appreciation.
Throughout the cleanup, the cross country teams were greeted and thanked by countless members of the community. Some neighborhood residents even joined in to help support the cause along Florida Ave., 6th Street, Mt. Olivet, Corcoran St. and Brentwood Parkway. While taking part in the cleanup, the teams decided to branch out and extend their volunteer efforts to the block of 8th Street between Florida Avenue and H Street, which they had not originally planned on doing.
“I was incredibly impressed by the tremendous attitudes the team members maintained, even stopping to take a picture with grateful neighborhood resident, Mr. James Copeland,” said GU cross country coach Mikaela Hudson. “At the conclusion of the cleanup, I was inspired by the student-athletes' desire to do it again!”
By the end of the service project, the cross country teams had filled 26 bags with trash and litter. The original idea to conduct the cleanup stemmed from the team's frequent training runs through the neighborhoods surrounding Gallaudet's campus.
Gallaudet's men's and women's cross country teams comes together to
clean-up the local neighborhood around Gallaudet University.