ST. CROIX — Residents with a sense of community banded together to complete a necessary task that anybody could have done, but until Sunday no one had.

Ricky Messer, a St. Croix native who spent most of his years living in Christiansted, organized a cleanup of the town — calling on his closest friends and family to join him.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email