2017: First Annual Earth Day Clean-Up a Big Success
On April 22, 2017 more than 100 people took part in a Town of Fairfield Earth Day Clean-up sponsored by Humanity Now. Volunteers picked up trash around the town beach areas, train station parking lots, town athletic fields, as well as cleaning and mulching eight I-95 underpasses.
In addition, they helped raise awareness about the lack of clean water in the underdeveloped world and helped collect funds to purchase over 50 water filters which will be distributed to rural Ecuadorian families. Each filter is capable of turning 1 million gallons of contaminated river water into clean drinking water. Thank you Fairfield!
Humanity Now would like to thank the teams that participated including FELO (Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization), Stop & Shop, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, Cub Scouts from Osborne Hill School, and Fairfield Ludlowe High School Key Club. We would also like to thank the many individuals who came out on a rainy morning to make a difference.
We would like thank Scott Bartlett, Superintendent of Public Works for the Town of Fairfield; Scott Nichols, FELO; and Jacqueline DeJarnette, FLHS Key Club for all their help. Additionally, we would like recognize Kevin Vecsey, Manager of King’s Highway Stop & Shop..
Additionally, we would like to thank the following local businesses that offered discounts to participants the week following the event: Wild Rice, Bangalore Restaurant, Fairfield Pizza, Plan B Burger Bar, 16 Handles Ice Cream, Whoopi Thai Cuisine, Sunny Daes Ice Cream and Coldstone Creamery.
Humanity Now is a recognized 501c3 founded in Fairfield, CT. Since gaining non-profit status in April 2011, Humanity Now members have initiated projects in Ecuador, Senegal, and The Gambia providing safe drinking water, medical care, and education.