MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Volunteers are painting, pulling weeds, and landscaping in an effort to clean up Marysville.
The work, being done by members of the Grove Church, fills a need for the city. Pastor Andrew Munoz said the cleanup is happening over the course of five days with more than a hundred workers showing up daily.
"We just want people to see we really care about our city," said Munoz.
The city does not have the resources or funding to do these projects right now, according to Mayor Jon Nehring. He said the city's budget is slowly improving. But in 2010, money woes caused Marysville to cut about 9-10% from the city's staff. He added that volunteer work saved the city $95,000 in 2012, and it continues to be huge benefit to the community.
"What they do is provide a service that probably wouldn't get done or wouldn't get done nearly as quickly," said Mayor Nehring.
The cleanup work began on Wednesday and will continue through Sunday. Some of the areas volunteers are focusing on include local parks and schools.
Learn more on The Grove Church - I Heart Marsyville.