The Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers came out early Saturday morning on November 22 to assist the Marsh Harbour / Spring City Town Committee with picking up garbage off the roadsides on the bypass road.
Royal Bahamas Defense Force Marine Seaman Kendrick Capron said that “We are doing a simple clean up exercise; we are giving back to the community.”
He said that this would be one of a series of events that are going to take place between now and June of next year. “There will be more exercises like this – some on a smaller scale and some on a far larger scale.”
He said during the Christmas season they will carry out ham and turkey to the elderly in the community. “That’s our way for the Rangers here in Abaco to give back to the community,” he said.
Chairman of the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee, Carl Archer, said that he was pleased to have the help of young people and particularly the Rangers.
“As part of our mandate to care for the cleanliness of our community, it was especially pleasing to have the Defense Force Rangers volunteering their time, leading by example among their friends and family in giving back to their community,” said Mr. Archer. He thanked them for taking the time to volunteer and assist the local government in this endeavor.
He noted that it is somewhat challenging keeping the road sides clean and wanted to encourage the public to do their part in helping to “keep our roads and communities clean,” and for those carrying garbage to the landfill to make sure all items are secured in the back of the vehicle.