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'Memphis City Beautiful' organizing city cleanup in April

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

"Memphis City Beautiful" is organizing a massive city-wide cleanup in April.

Mayor A C Wharton announced the initiative at city hall Monday afternoon, calling the event "Faith In Action." Organizers are uniting churches, schools, businesses and community groups to clean the streets from April 25-27.

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Mayor Wharton said it's more than a cleanup.

"Once you get folks involved in the physical cleanup efforts they've got more ownership in their community and that carries over to being willing to report crimes or to work in neighborhood watch organizations," he said.

Organizers say they're expecting more than 10,000 volunteers but they are looking for more help.

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