ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Elmira Discipleship Ministries and Elmira Downtown Development have partnered up to beautify the city!

'LoveYourCity' cleanup weekends are designed to make the city not just a place to live in, but a city to love to live in.

The cleanups will take place every weekend in July, and will be targeting areas like Downtown Elmira, Lackawanna Trail and all of the Northside and Southside areas. The cleanups involve picking up all trash on the streets, in addition to a free lunch that is provided by EDM.

EDM officials say that it's a great bonding experience, and a way for everyone in the community to play a part in making the city a better place.

"Today we are starting in Wisner Park. We really just want to beautify the city because we love it and we want to own that we live here. We love our neighbors, we love each other and we want to be responsible for picking up and making it just a lovely place to live," says Miki Reaume, Co-founder of Elmira Discipleship Ministries.

For more information and how you can sign-up to be a part of the cleanup weekends, visit elmdm.com/lyc