Aug 24 2009
U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) applauding PRIDE and their efforts to keep southern and eastern Kentucky clean:
“Hello. This is Congressman Hal Rogers.
“In these challenging times, it is nice to reflect on the positive changes happening all around us. PRIDE, personal responsibility in a desirable environment, is a bright spot for our beautiful region.
“In fact, more than 25,000 Kentuckians joined together for PRIDE’s annual spring clean-up earlier this year. To date, nearly one million tires have been removed from our hillsides and over 135,000 tons of trash have been collected. When people join together to take personal responsibility you truly do create a desirable environment. Have you noticed how clean we’re looking these days?
“PRIDE also rushed to help those families devastated by the May floods. From delivering food and essential items to removing debris left behind, PRIDE demonstrated the heart of southeastern Kentucky. We can make a difference when we come together.
“I am proud to have secured over 198 million dollars for PRIDE over the years to improve our water, educate our children, and continue their efforts throughout our region. My sincere thanks to each and every one of you who continue to invest time and energy into PRIDE and your communities. Get involved. Log onto www.kypride.org.”