10 vacant homes demolished in final "Clean Sweep" of the summer

The "Clean Sweep" is an endeavor set out to bring out the best in the community and lift the cloud of crime. (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Just a few weeks ago Better Family Life’s Clean Sweep was demolishing abandoned buildings in East St. Louis.

This weekend, they’re coming back across the Mississippi River to work on the Greater Ville neighborhood in north St. Louis.

The focus area is near Sumner High School.

Local leaders, construction companies, and volunteers are teaming up to tear down 10 buildings.

Registration for Saturday's Clean Sweep starts at 6:30 a.m. with the cleanup beginning at 8 a.m.

So far in 2018, Clean Sweep says its demolished 45 buildings, cut down 55 trees and cleared debris from over 75 miles of alleys.

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