USAgain’s second year beautifying DeFremery Park in Oakland

OAKLAND, CA. – Approximately 75 volunteers, including USAgain helpers, teamed up to clean up and beautify DeFremery Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Sat., April 26 in Oakland, California.

Council member Lynette Gibson McElhaney (District 3) and Mayor Jean Quan came out to show their support.

“Cleaning up our neighborhood parks is great for the environment and fun, too,” said Tobin Costen, USAgain’s local Division Manager. “DeFremery Park is also particularly memorable because many community leaders grew up there.”

This weekend was also the second anniversary to straighten the park up during Earth Month.

Volunteers tidied the park grounds and field house, painted benches, removed trash, picked weeds, and planted flowers and various plants.

Scroll below to check out some fun shots from the Earth Month volunteer work.

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About USAgain

USAgain – a leader in the textile recycling – is a for-profit company that recycles and resells clothing, and other textiles. Its mission is to provide communities with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of unwanted clothing and shoes, which is diverted from landfills. Recognized by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, USAgain maintains more than 14,000 collection bins in 18 states.

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