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Gallaudet's men's and women's cross country teams have great success with community clean-up event

Gallaudet's men's and women's cross country teams have great success with community clean-up event

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 cross country team gathers to clean-up the local neighborhood
Gallaudet's men's and women's cross country teams comes together to
clean-up the local neighborhood around Gallaudet University.