On Sunday, August 4, the ASEZ, International Saving the Earth from A-Z, and WAO, We Are One, Volunteer Organization held their worldwide cleanup campaign in Humboldt Park.
More than 200 members of ASEZ WAO Young Adult Workers Volunteer Group of World Mission Society Church of God participated in the cleanup which began with an opening ceremony with media coverages from local Chicago broadcasting stations NBC and ABC.
Participants gathered about a half ton of trash ranging from beds, couches, TVs, broken glasses, and other wastes on the streets while covering about a mile of streets and alleys. Community members and neighbors who participated with ASEZ WAO shared deep gratitude toward volunteers for carrying out the movement to clean up their neighborhood, and raise environmental awareness.
As displayed in this cleanup, the fervor and positive energy of ASEZ WAO young adult members make our neighbors and communities happy, and ultimately contribute to saving the earth and mankind from environmental risks. A family overflows with joy and happiness when a mother takes care of her family with heartfelt love. In the same way, ASEZ WAO members become one by having the Heart of Mother, and carry out volunteer services with love beyond nationality, culture, and religion. As young adult workers who are future leaders and who will play a key role in the world economy, ASEZ WAO actively participates in resolving issues of the global community with a sense of ownership.
ASEZ, Saving the Earth from A-Z and WAO, We Are One, is a global volunteer group that consists of the young adult workers of the World Mission Society Church of God from over 8,000 churches in 175 countries. ASEZ WAO, affiliates to the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), is promoting awareness of and work toward accomplishing developmental and environmental balance for humanity and the Earththrough cleanup campaigns and various seminars and forums.
This cleanup was a part of the Take Action Project (TAP).TAP is an ASEZ WAO project where we act and change together by tapping people’s awareness for the sustainable development of the earth and mankind. We believe it is important that young adults, who will actively be contributing to society during the SDGs implementation period between 2016 and 2030, take an interest in these issues.