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Odessa Good Samaritans organize community cleanups on LinkedIn

Odessa Good Samaritans organize community cleanups on LinkedIn

A group of good Samaritans who connected on LinkedIn are doing their part to keep Odessa beautiful.

Keith Stetler, an Odessan and the chief strategy officer at American Safety Services, organized a group of citizens to clean up the city once a month, according to the City of Odessa.

“The group was just people tired of seeing people complaining about trash and got together to do something about it,” Stelter said. “I am proud to live here and I know a lot of people are too.”

His wife, Erin, their children and many others joined in, including Connor Horak, owner of Bar H Oilfield Services, who brought his son and six employees including Elijah Sims, Sergio Sims, Ethan Ammons, Caden Olliges, Joshua Harrison and Jonathan Estes. Also joining the effort were Daniel Radabaugh with the Permian Warrior Partnership, Beckie Zsednai with Black Hawk Energy Services and Corina Vega with Valtek Pumps.

This past Saturday, Stetler had even more volunteers come out to help pick up trash.

“They picked up two trips with a trash trailer full of bags and a 40-foot trailer full of tires,” city officials said.

Stetler had help from Becky Mabry at WS Energy Services, Ross Schumann and his driver Edik from OneLift Partners, Michael Smith and two employees from SMP Supply, Corina Vega at ValTex, Derek Boyd and his son, Jeremy Helms at Innovex with his three sons, Zachary Stockstill at TOPS LLC, Philip Wolfmueller at Agility Rentals and his daughter, Dan Raeth at Coastal Chemical, Joseph Armendarez a Contract Safety Consultant, and Trey Lawson at Mesa Natural Gas Solutions.

Stetler is looking for even more volunteers to join the next cleanup effort. He can be reached at kstelter@americansafety.net.

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