July 21, 2018
We had family coming from all over for the Lopez Family Reunion in Donna, Tx so we moved up Trash Bash 2.0 by two weeks and it was a complete success. This morning the Lopez house was filled with laughter and family all by 7 am. We had sausage biscuits and tacos ready with bottles of water. The best part of all was Jet, our baby son, was able to be experiencing all this with us this time. Can you spot baby Jet?
Here is our before photo.
Last time we had 8 volunteers. We more than doubled our number of volunteers and cut our time in more than half! We began at 7:38 and ended around 8:45ish am. Way a go team! Your reinforcements definitely helped!
We found half a car bumper, a fake $100 dollar bill and were able to find some miniature frogs. The heaviest items were a couple of sandbags that had been tossed on the side of the road. We had 19 people participate in total and multiple vehicles that would bring water and transport team members back and forth as sometimes a small break was needed.
We passed out vests and gloves and then waded through the tall uncut grass. This made the trash pick up a little bit more challenging but the greater of number of volunteers easily alleviated this extra burden. Since our last bash we really felt the streets much cleaner.
There was one bag handler and one trash picker for every group of two in this bunch. Those bags get heavy. Great job ladies!
Sometimes for heavier items we use the truck. The vehicles moves the small groups that had finished up their section to other sections to help with the more dense areas of clean up. We got it done with the help of these two.
You can also wear your favorite shirts as well. Thanks for the support madrina!
FUN FACT: Besides baby Jet, our youngest team member was 9 years old!
Here is our after photo. Join us in November 2018 for Trash Bash 3.0!