Joint Resident Council, Inc. has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $500 in the Litter Prevention category. The Joint Residents Council in Roanoke is planning to host a National Night Out, a collaboration of civic leaders and city officials that work together to build positive relationships in the community. Part of the event will be dedicated to picking up litter in a 10-15 mile area, focusing on specific sections of the community that are in need of trash removal. Funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase trash grabbers, gloves, bags, and other supplies for the project. They hope this will become an annual event with support from area businesses and constituents.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty Grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.