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Teresa Moten, left, and children from her Yes I Can mentoring program volunteer at Third Saturday cleanup efforts by Clean Community Partnership.

Dear Editor,

The Yes I Can Mentoring Team has been on board picking up trash for five years or more downtown and through the Alexander City area.

We will continue to do it free of charge without accepting or competing for any pay or prize money. These mentoring ambassadors enjoy getting up early on the third Saturday of each month to help out.

When we started participating in this community service event, it was to show how much we love our area and to teach children to take pride in where they live. This will continue to be our goal.

In April, civic groups and other organizations will be paid up to $1,600 or more in cash for cleaning up our environment. The clean up campaign started out as a way to unite the community in an effort to do exactly that free.

My opinion is it should stay a free community cleanup campaign on the third Saturday of each month. Monies donated by Tallapoosa County commissioner Steve Robinson should be used at another time or different cleanup day.

I want to thank all of the Yes I Can Mentoring Team, parents and friends for giving back to the community and helping us to give service hours free to clean up Alexander City, Alabama one area or street at a time. 

Teresa Harrell Moten

Yes I Can Mentoring Instructor