Georgia Take 5 Oil Change Team Volunteers in Litter Pickup

April 18, 2024
The Take 5 team helped contribute to a record-breaking number of volunteers for the nonprofit hosting the cleanup.

A Take 5 Oil Change pitched in to help a local nonprofit perform a litter pickup in Cobb County, Georgia, reports East Cobb News.

The cleanup was hosted on April 13 by Powers Ferry Corridor Alliance (PFCA), a nonprofit consisting of individuals, HOAs, and businesspeople with the aim of bettering the community, according to its official website. As part of the county’s Keep Cobb Beautiful Adopt-A-Mile program, each year PFCA has organized a cleanup event in spring and fall since 2013.

Kicking off Saturday morning at the Kroger Fuel Center parking lot, volunteers were provided refreshments by Kroger before the group set out to pick up trash along Powers Ferry and Terrell Mill Rd. 

The event saw a record-breaking 25 volunteers, breaking last fall’s record of 18. Many of these volunteers were Take 5 employees, who came out to support the cause alongside store manager Christopher Clark.

“We love the community and love coming out and seeing everybody support this effort,” said Clark.

With Take 5’s help, 52 trash bags were filled in just 90 minutes, setting another record for PFCA. Several illegal stick signs were also removed from roadways.

“We are so pleased with the support from Kroger and Take 5 as well as from Custom Signs Today that donated multi-use signage items last fall, and we hope that more businesses along this corridor will recognize the efforts of these volunteers to spruce up the area and help it look its best,” said PFCA President Patti Rice.