CLEAN SLATE: ONE TEXAS CITY IS PAYING ITS HOMELESS TO PICK UP TRASH

The city of Fort Worth, Texas, is paying its homeless citizens to pick up trash

as part of program that hopes to clean up the city and turn lives around.

APPROXIMATELY 3,856 TONS OF TRASH WAS COLLECTED BY CLEAN SLATE WORKERS IN FORT WORTH LAST YEAR

Clean Slate is a social enterprise initiative designed to erase the barriers that keep many homeless people from working and contributing to the community. The goal is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing steady employment that restores dignity and provides hope. Almost four thousand tons of litter was collected from the streets of Fort Worth by Clean Slate workers last year.

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