Thousands Participate in 'World Health Day' Trash Cleanup

'World Health Day' Trash Pickup

Thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Central and South America participated in the largest “World Health Day” trash cleanup to raise awareness for healthy communities.     

The cleanup was organized by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international peace non-governmental organization. Volunteers from U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco as well as volunteers from countries like Guatemala and Mexico collected hundreds of pounds of trash from local waterways and streets.

According to the United Nations, nearly half of the world’s population is unable to obtain health services. Progress toward universal health coverage in each country can ensure that all individuals have access to medical care to sustain their health and livelihoods.

“Just like the heavens give us the necessities of life like air, rain and light free of cost and without discrimination, HWPL’s mission is to serve others abundantly, across borders, religions and races,” said volunteer Shaun Scott.

HWPL is serving the international community for sustainable peace through three main initiatives: The Alliance of Religions, which involves inter-religious dialogue for mutual understanding; the establishment of HWPL Peace Academies to educate children on the values and morals of a peaceful world; and the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, an international law to eliminate the root causes and tools of war.

HWPL’s projects are supported by a large network of 151 advisory council members and 170 volunteer branches worldwide.

“In addition to peace, the cause of health is important to us because a peaceful world is a healthy world,” said Scott. 

Source: Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light


Tags: Anaheim, Peace, Trash Pickup, United Nations, World Health Day