Siblings bond over efforts to clean up the River City

Hannah Wallace’s father once told her to always leave a place better than she found it. Two years ago, the Evansville native noticed litter frequently while driving her brother Grant around town. So, the pair decided to act and began collecting trash on roads and in city parks.

“When we go together, it makes my heart happy that we’re doing something good for the community,” she says. “I hope it inspires people to pick up a trash bag.”

Grant, 17, has autism, and Hannah, 23, spends time with him in the summers through Sycamore Services, which supports adults and children with developmental disabilities. They frequent places such as Wesselman Park, collecting bottles and cans in the recreational areas.

“No one wants to play recreational sports at Wesselman’s with trash on the basketball courts,” she says.

Join Hannah and Grant by picking up trash, sharing a photo, and using the hashtag #dobetterevansville.


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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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