Team REAP helped main organizer, Germaine Jones and his S.H.A.R.E United group, clean-up Lake Victoria on June 9th, 2018.

Ten bags of garbage were removed from the shoreline, walking path and under the bridge along with a shopping cart, a toy trike and other unsightly trash. Plus two benches received a needed fresh coat of paint.

Many community partners supported the Lake Victoria Clean-up: the Springfield Park District donated clean-up equipment, paint and garbage pick-up; REAP members came out in support of fellow REAP member, Germaine; Pastor Emmanuel Odele and members of his congregation at Faith Ministries International volunteered and used the church for volunteers to meet; Alderman Herman Senor donated donuts and juice and to Calvin Pitts of B.O.N.E., LLC donated work gloves.