On April 24 a team of staff members and volunteers from ARISE’s Oswego offices arrived at Rowlee Beach Park in Fulton to help clean up the park.
The wind was brisk and made it feel like the upper 30s instead of the “balmy” upper 40s that it was.
The team members all represented different departments within the ARISE Oswego Office and it was all hands-on-deck to get the job done.
Donning coats and gloves, along with a great can-do attitude, the team went to work. Not only did they clean up the fenced-in playground area, they also picked up 12 large garbage bags filled with litter, broken glass, branches, leaves, cans and other debris.
As a result, the playground is now safer for children to play in.
As a bonus, ARISE staff also had a great team moment as they came together for this project and gave back to the community.
ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities.
The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 4,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities.
ARISE services are available in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Seneca counties and the agency also operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango and ARISE and Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius.