Volunteers from the community were joined by local students, passersby and ECCANDC Co-Chairs Rev. Campbell and Ellen Pace in picking up trash next to the library and in the nearby surrounding community, with an emphasis on smaller items that could easily make their way through storm drains out to the ocean.
"We at ECCANDC are thrilled to have this facility in our area helping to get our homeless back on their feet." said ECCANDC Co-Chairperson Ellen Pace.
In its first year, the Community Safety Partnership saw a nearly 50% reduction in violent crime and there have been zero homicides in the park since the program was implemented.