As part of the “Camden Strong” initiative, a major cleanup is underway in the South Jersey city. The initiative’s goal is to rid the city’s neighborhoods of trash and debris, remove abandoned cars and demolish abandoned homes.
Staff from the public works department, code enforcement, firefighters, police and other departments have trimmed hedges; and they’ve cleaned streets, sidwalks, empty lots and parks. Community volunteers are also involved in the cleanup. Crews are focusing on 11 neighborhoods, in the hope that residents will take up the charge to keep them clean.