Keep Midlothian Beautiful
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Keep Midlothian Beautiful to Join National Nonprofit
Keep America Beautiful’s Affiliate Network
Local Community Members Seek to Foster a Cleaner, Greener,
More Beautiful Midlothian
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, has welcomed Midlothian to its expanding nationwide, community-based Network of Affiliates with the affiliation of Keep Midlothian Beautiful (KMB), Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman recently announced.
“As part of our Keep America Beautiful Network, Keep Midlothian Beautiful will act as a catalyst for positive community change, with a goal of improving the quality of life for every resident of Midlothian,” said Lowman. “We know that Keep Midlothian Beautiful will help transform its public spaces into beautiful places as an important representative of our national affiliate movement.”
Keep Midlothian Beautiful is joining more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, including 27 state affiliates, and a number of international affiliates in taking action to make Midlothian a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place to live and work.
The Keep America Beautiful initiative was brought to Midlothian by volunteer Jackie Hill, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April of 2018. Trustee Karen Kreis is liaison to the Keep Midlothian Beautiful Steering Committee, which is now meeting regularly with employees, volunteers and the KMB Board as plans are put in place to begin implementing improvements.
Keep America Beautiful’s Network mobilizes more than an estimated 5 million volunteers each year to take positive action on community improvement concerns. As a result, litter is being reduced; solid waste is being managed responsibly; citizens are improving vacant lots, highways and other public spaces; trees and flowers are being planted; and recycling and composting efforts are expanding.
“Clean, livable communities are the foundation for strong local economies,” said Lowman. “Keep America Beautiful affiliates use litter prevention as an obvious place to begin the process of instilling pride and a sense of personal responsibility for the appearance and well-being of one’s community. Our message is a clear and powerful one, and today our affiliates are working hand in hand with civic, business and government partners to renew and revitalize their communities.”
If you would like to become involved with Keep Midlothian Beautiful, or find out more about KMB, please contact Karen Kreis at 708-389-0200. We urge residents, business owners and property owners to get involved with KMB as we collectively work together to make improvements to Midlothian.
|In the picture, left to right: Chris Parker, Helen Lekavich (holding picture of mother, Jackie Hill), Karen Rozmus from "Keep Illinois Beautiful" and Karen Kreis.|