Clean up of Homeless encampment
Council: 13861 - SANFORD
On 10/9/2020 six Brother Knights met with Detective Small of the Sanford Police Dept. to assist in clearing out and cleaning up a homeless encampment in the wooded area of Holy Family church property. In discussion with Detective Small and Holy Fam Facilities Director and Brother Knight Doug Buck, every effort was made to provide for alternatives for those camped out in this location to no avail. They refused all assistance/shelter offers.
The Knights assisted in removing all debris (and countless needles) in a health safety manner. The debris was loaded into a town “dump truck”. Several truck loads were required. On completion the overgrowth was cut to ground level, the area posted, and a bleach/disinfectant was applied to the entire “soiled” area.