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Clean Up Australia Day 6 March 2011

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Clean up Australia Day started 21 years ago in 1990.  Tzu Chi has been participating in this event for more than 15 years.  This year Tzu Chi participated in three locations:

1.Eastwood CBD and surroundings
2.Chinese School at Burwood  - majority of the volunteers were the school kids from weekend  classes
3.Collin Beach – Tzu Chi Youth Group

Below is an extract of a Media Release from the organiser of the event, Clean Up Australia:
Media Release - 23 March 2011

This year Clean Up Australia Day celebrated 21 years of success, with 7,479 sites registered across Australia, and more than half a million volunteers getting their hands dirty to clean up local parks, beaches and bushland. However, the clean up effort has just started for communities still affected by Australia’s recent natural disasters.

For anyone who missed out in getting involved on 6 March, it’s not too late to do your bit – by making a donation to Clean Up Australia you can be part of the ongoing clean up effort.

Damaged communities are looking to Clean Up Australia for help as they register more Clean Up Sites with the organisation each day. However, the unprecedented number of sites registered on Clean Up Australia Day means clean up supplies have become seriously depleted. And with plenty more work to be done, we are in desperate need for more resources to be able to support these Australians.