The Gainesville community held two neighborhood clean-ups as part of a community-wide service project called The Big Event Saturday.
Porters and Pleasant Street neighborhoods received a cleaning on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.
The day-long event featured volunteers from different organizations at the University of Florida working on improving these two communities by providing painting and raking among other services.
“I wanted to bring the Big Event to UF because I saw it was a great way to connect students to the greater Gainesville community,” said UF Student Body President Susan Webster.
Webster was inspired by other universities around the country that had The Big Event take place on their campus and decided to bring it to Gainesville.
“Students also got the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the community in which they live and grow,” she said.