On World Cleanup Day, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver gathered at a road along the Fraser River in Mission to tackle the waste problem. Volunteers of all ages came from Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford and Maple Ridge to Mission.
When they left, they had picked up over 300 pounds of garbage.
The Dawoodi Bohras spent over two hours picking up waste, including plastic and other trash that had been dumped by the road. The initiative was undertaken in collaboration with Mission Environmental Stewardship Society.
“The Mission Environmental Stewardship Society was happy to partner with the Vancouver Dawoodi Bohra community in an initiative to clean up the harbour area along the Fraser River in Mission,” said executive director Michele Chapman, in a statement. “It is great to see engaged community members of all ages and from different towns working together to help us pick up 304 pounds of litter and dumped furniture. We look forward to collaborating with the community in future endeavors.”
The leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Community of Vancouver, Huzeifa Aftab, said that caring for the environment is a key goal for the Dawoodi Bohra Community worldwide and is part of our global Project Rise initiative that includes helping to keep our planet clean and safe.”