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Homeless group cleans up I-90 corridor downtown

Published On: Jun 21 2013 06:20:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 08:35:55 PM CDT
Homeless cleanup
SPOKANE, Wash. -

In the past, the community has seen the mess created under Interstate 90 by homeless camping. On Friday, members of the homeless community helped clean up downtown.

Approximately 25 volunteers who either live on the streets or in a shelter walked the I-90 corridor downtown and picked up trash.  They did this with the help of the "Change For The Better" program run through Shalom Ministries.

The group creates programs to reverse the cycle of homelessness.

"When we're busy we're feeling good we're giving back and that's important is giving back," Conyn, who is homeless, said.

"I'm doing it for the Lord and I'm doing it for to keep Washington clean and for me to keep busy," Joseph Midner, who lives on the streets, said.

Both Conyn and Joseph said there are plenty of homeless men and women ready and willing to work, they just need a chance.            

By the end of the day Friday the group collected 30 bags of trash.