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Pat and Mike Saunders

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position:
Mike is a Customer Service Representative at the Grainger National Call Center located on 16th St in Indianapolis. He is also the Co-leader of the Spring and Fall Clean up in the Georgetown Crossing (thank you KIB) subdivision, a Master Naturalist and a volunteer at Eagle Creek Park.

Pat is an Advanced Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, a Eagle Creek Park Ornithology Center Doson, Co-leader of the Spring and Fall Clean up in Georgetown Crossing (thank you KIB), Committee leader of Georgetown Crossing Crime Watch, IMPD’s Northwest District’s 2013 Crime Fighter of the Year and last but not least… manager and maintenance director of the POOP station located in Georgetown Crossing neighborhood’s green space.

What neighborhood do you live in?
Georgetown Crossing, North West Side of Indianapolis 

What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?
Number 1 – my own back yard!  But Number 1.2 would have to be Eagle Creek Park, a beautiful treasure of a park that lifts my spirits, heals my heart and teaches my mind something new every day.

How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful?
I have admired KIB’s mission and projects for a long time, yet it has only been in the last 4 years that I have been able to get involved.

Why do you support KIB?
Indianapolis has been my home since 1986. KIB inspires and educates neighborhoods of varying diversity and age to plant trees and gardens, to pick up trash and litter, to respect themselves and their community.

What impact do you feel that the work with KIB has on the community?
Everyday it completes its mission – to KEEP INDIANAPOLIS BEAUTIFUL!

Why would you encourage others to support KIB?
With so many “negative” issues in the news everyday. KIB gives us a sense of making a difference… simply by showing up and doing!