Love our earth, nationwide litter clean up

I am a single mother of two, formally a waitress and children's author. Up until three months ago that is. I lost my job and most of my savings due to covid and after taking a car ride across the country I decided to ditch my old life and begin again doing something I've always been extremely passionate about. Litter cleanup ! There is garbage everywhere ! From San Diego to Virginia Beach and every state in between. I was surprised at how much of our country is trashed and even more surprised to realize there isn't many solid plans in place to clean it all up. I literally cried a few times when attempting to do large areas by myself feeling like it would take me 100 lifetimes to get even one small US state cleaned up solo. I spent almost three weeks picking up litter in multiple states and only ONE time did a stranger stand up from his road side bench and start to assist me without being asked or even talked to by myself. A young boy, whom I least expected to help and what he said made my heart sink. He told me he always picked up trash and one day he realized nobody cared but him so he stopped caring too...I had a moment of clarity and decided then that someone had to care a whole aweful lot to get a whole country to stop what they are doing and clean up the messes. I hugged this kid and said thankyou at least 5 times. His heart was broken like my own and we both felt overwhelmed by a epidemic that nobody seems to want to address. Alone that is. So my proposal is to join together and raise money on top of money to get the attention of our neighbors , families and friends . Strangers too ! With the covid problem leaving many of us out of work and struggling I would guess we could reach alot of ears and eyes if offering to pay for a little bit of thier time and effort . While also entertaining and reviving the spiritual love and connection us humans formally had to our beautiful mother earth. My plan begins with the cleanup of Pennsylvania roadways.
As my project gains support and funding, I will begin a non profit charity that spreads across the USA employing people as I go to assist in the nationwide cleanup. 
I also plan to remind as well as teach the public about the spiritual aspects of our home planet and hopefully guide others into a deeper respect and understanding of the life force we were all created from and sustain on.  The charity will be used to pay willing participants , purchase supplies, dispose of trash, recycle bottles, cans, glass etc, install garbage cans where needed and someday I would hope the charity can sustain much much more...
Initially we will be cleaning up roadways, rest stops, towns and open land that has become over run with litter. Focusing on problem spots on main highways and high traffic roadside spots. I have a larger plan beyond this and as my project grows I too will grow the reaches of the charity and what we do for the planet.
There is trash all over America and I strongly believe
there needs to be a unifying force that teaches people to reconnect with the spirit of our earth
through service and a labor of love. 
 The fund money will initially pay for my non profit business to begin as well as get supplies and pay a few people to help with the first stretch of road that needs a few extra hands to rescue. Any left over funds will be recycled back into the non profit and used to grow the business/ charity. To sustain the activities of the business I plan to apply for state and federal funding once my non profit is legally established. If your interested and want more info please email me and I will be in touch !  Thank you for your interest and I hope to see you on the road ! Lots of love , Celeste 

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Celeste Perry 
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Boalsburg, PA
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