ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford Rescue Mission guests work hard to clean up downtown.
It's for the mission's "Clean Sweep" event. Executive Director, Sherry Pitney, says often people who stay at the men's crisis shelter don't have anything they can give, except for time and effort.
One man helping with the cleanup says the mission pointed him in the right direction and he's giving back.
"[They] encouraged me. And it paid off. 'Cause now I'm doing better. Things seem like a lot of doors are opening for me from the mission. That's why I'll never forget the mission. The mission is wonderful. They can help you if you really want it," says Edward Taylor.
The "Clean Sweep" covered West State Street from the Rock River to the 700 block in front of the Rockford Rescue Mission.