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Locals stick out neighborhood cleanup despite scorching temperatures

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 12:49:33-04

In Milwaukee, the day started hot and sticky with scorching temperatures, but despite the weather, mentors and kids with Operation Dream spent their day cleaning up the Harambee neighborhood.

"It’s hot but we have a car that’s riding around passing out water to us every time we go to a different space," said Operation Dream Executive Director Marco Morrison.

Fifteen boys with the organization that provides developmental opportunities and mentoring support picked up bags of trash and swept the streets for the neighborhood clean up.

"It’s hot out here, super hot, but you know it’s worth it," said Denzel Kirksey.

Morrison said although the temperatures were in the 90s, he hoped to teach the boys about commitment and following through no matter how hard the work is.

"In order to see change within the city we live in, we have to be committed despite the external variables that might be out there," he said.