Hundreds of volunteers turn out in Bridgeport

Hundreds of volunteers turn out in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers have fanned out across Bridgeport to clean up, paint buildings and plant trees during the so-called Big Day of Serving.

City of Bridgeport Spokesman Brett Broesder says more than 400 volunteers showed up Saturday to help transform city neighborhoods.

They covered several projects, including painting at Walters Memorial AME Zion Church in the South End. They also helped clean up the Reservoir Community Farm, planted trees in the Hollow and cleaned up Johnson’s Creek in the East End.

The volunteers included local leaders, city residents and others from the region.

Mayor Bill Finch said he was grateful for the work done by the volunteers.

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