Head of local departments team together to dedicate a Saturday to clean up city
■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed
The Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) is teaming up with the City of Hemet, Hemet Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Hemet Fire Department, Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce, and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians to host clean up days around the local community.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, representatives from these organizations met at Diamond Valley Lake Northeast Trailhead to pick up trash. Mayor Michael Perciful, Riverside County Sheriff’s Captain Leonard Purvis, Hemet Police Department Lieutenant Glen Brock, Hemet Fire Department Chief Scott Brown, Hemet Unified Superintendent Christi Barrett, Hemet/San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Board Member Patricia Scott and various other community members volunteered for the special volunteer day. Along with them were several students from West Valley High School, Tahquitz High School, Western Center Academy, and Hemet High School, all willing to spend their Saturday morning to give back to their community. CR&R donated trash bags and a dumpster and the Eastern Municipal Water District donated water bottles to the volunteers.
HUSD is planning on creating another event in which the community and its leaders can work together to make the community stronger. The cleanup was the first of many to come in the near future. This opportunity should bring about a sense of community and a cleaner valley.