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Volunteers help clean-up local non-profit for Earth Day

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Each year on Earth Day, millions of people do their part to make a positive impact on the environment.

Volunteers turned out for an Earth Day event at the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo.

"We thought it would be a great time to get the community out. Get involved for Earth Day and still give back to the humane society by cleaning up our grounds, planting flowers," said Molly Weber with the CBHS.

Volunteers raked, picked up sticks and planted hostas. Patrick Weber had the day off from work, so he thought he'd spend the day outside cleaning up.

"I've had three dogs adopted from the humane society over the course of my life, including Abby our current family dog. I love what the humane society does, and I know they're strapped for resources from time to time so I thought what better cause on earth day than to help out the humane society," said Patrick Weber.

Earth Day began in 1970, with the hopes people will do something to make the earth a better place for us all to live.

These volunteers helped the environment and the humane society. Staffers are grateful for any extra help they get.

"We are always in need of volunteers. With everything from shelter clean-up to walking dogs to other events. So we are very appreciative," said Molly Weber.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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