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Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful Recognizes UT Volunteer Center

Published: August 14, 2008

The University of Tampa’s PEACE (People Exploring Active Community Experience) Volunteer Center received the Volunteer Organization Award from Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful (KHCB).
The award was presented at KHCB’s annual awards recognition luncheon on Aug. 8.
The goal of the awards program is three-fold:

  • To honor individuals for taking it upon themselves to pick up litter and keep their neighborhood clean.
  • To recognize groups who play an active role in their neighborhood and perform community improvement programs.
  • To highlight businesses that make a commitment to litter prevention through volunteer efforts and/or exemplary community improvement activities.

PEACE continues its efforts with KHCB through its “Into the Streets” program, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23. Along with 11 other community partners, KHCB has coordinated a project for current students, faculty and staff to volunteer in the community. This year, the students will assist KHCB with their Trash Troopers Hotline program.

The mission of Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful is to prevent litter, promote recycling and conservation, and clean up and beautify our community through action, awareness and by fostering stewardship.