SOUTH MEMPHIS- (WMC-TV) - More than 45,000 volunteers from 100 organizations are showing their faith in Memphis by joining Mayor AC Wharton in the first citywide, faith-based cleanup event.
"It's a real blessing," stated neighbor Graeling Duncan.
Castalia Baptist is one of dozens of churches and organizations who have been cleaning up the city over the weekend.
"We just believe as part of the community, we ought to help make it look a little better. At the same time, (we can) teach a good work ethic," explained Pastor Randolph Meade Walker.
Walker holds a doctorate in theology.
This comes after Mayor AC Wharton asked people of faith to join the fight against blight.
"I think that it's wonderful. They're doing a great job and I appreciate it," stated neighbor Towana Bobo.
Resident Graeling Duncan is also pleased with the progress.
"It's really nice what they're doing out here," exclaimed Duncan.