The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homeless
Outreach Proactive Enforcement (H.O.P.E.) Team collaborated with the City of
Victorville and a local non-profit organization to remove trash from the Mojave
River in a stretch where several homeless encampments are located. Members of the San Bernardino County Fire inmate
crew, work release inmates, and community volunteers filled seven full-size roll-off
dumpsters to capacity with trash from the riverbed. Many homeless residents also assisted by
pre-filling and staging over 400 large trash bags in anticipation of the cleanup
The Sheriff's Department encourages
those wishing to help the homeless to do so through the Victor Valley Rescue
Mission or other legitimate service provider.
The public is encouraged to NOT deliver material goods into the river
bed. Years of such material deliveries has
contributed to the accumulation of many tons of trash.
Refer: Detective Reggie Pahia
Station: H.O.P.E - Employee Resources