Volunteers clean up bike path

Posted at: 12/30/2012 4:59 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

Dozens of people were outside on chilly Sunday  working to make Albuquerque look a little nicer.

Volunteers with the World Mission Society Church spent a few hours cleaning up a stretch of the Rio Grande bike path.

Church members say they're inspired by the biblical story of the Good Samaritan, and wanted to do something good for their own community.

"We coordinated with the city council and they suggested this area for us, and they were very happy because this area was one they've wanted to clean up for a long time, but they could not find any volunteers to actually participate," Nick Hafen said.

Church members say similar clean-up projects are happening in about 150 countries.