Clean Home Alabama

Southern Union softball players Haylee Stokley, Tori Brown, Anna Kate Hare,

Allie Jane Broome, Kelsey Farmer, Ansley Ogletree and Savannah Sands pick up litter in downtown Roanoke on Monday.

Southern Union State Community College will join community colleges across the state in the Clean Home Alabama Campaign. The initiative is a partnership with residents and community organizations in every county to help beautify the state's natural landscapes, growing infrastructure and expanding communities.

Gov. Kay Ivey recently launched the program through the Alabama Community College System. The effort will be college led and will take place in Randolph County Nov. 4-7.

Community college students, faculty and staff will serve alongside residents and members of several community organizations on Clean Home Alabama days for a number of beautification and litter pickup projects in Alabama's counties.

Clean Home Alabama was established by Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker, with the mission of continuing to serve communities both inside and outside of campus walls.

"Community is so much a part of what our colleges do each day that it's even in our name," Baker said. "Alabama's community colleges are located within every region of the state, which means we are perfectly positioned to organize and execute an effort of this magnitude to help maintain 'Alabama the Beautiful' during our state's bicentennial year."

Southern Union's Student Government Association will spearhead litter pickup projects in each of the four towns in Randolph County.

"We will have a meeting point in each community. We would love to have civic clubs, businesses and town residents join us. Anyone interested in volunteering should just come to the designated spot in their respective town around 1:30. We look forward to joining together to make a difference in our county," said Stephanie Railey, student life coordinator.

The pick-up will commence from the following locations:

Wednesday, Nov. 6 - Woodland - First Bank of Alabama - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7 - Wadley - Southern Union State Community College - 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Railey at srailey@suscc.edu.

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