SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A group of volunteers called “The Initiative” have been spending their Sundays scouring San Francisco’s mean streets, sidewalks and alleys looking to remove syringes left behind by drug users.

They want to keep the city safe for kids, adults and pets.

The volunteers also hand out personal items such as socks and food to the homeless people they meet.

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