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700 Volunteers Participate in 2018 United Way Day of Caring


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

On Friday, September 7, The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley partnered with YNDC for the 21st Annual Day of Caring.

Over 700 volunteers joined YNDC in the annual day of service and helped scrape sidewalks, clean up vacant properties, install smoke detectors and security lights, and clear brush and debris on the South Side of Youngstown making this year’s Day of Caring the largest yet. The focus areas this year included stretches of Marmion, Florida, Boston, and Avondale Avenues, Erie Street, and Rush Boulevard in the Cottage Grove and Taft Promise Neighborhoods. Volunteers helped to remove 850 cubic yards of brush and debris from vacant properties - that’s 28 tractor trailers! An additional 367 illegally-dumped tires were removed from vacant properties and properly disposed of. Volunteers scraped and reclaimed 8,772 linear feet of sidewalks increasing safety for pedestrians. Volunteers from The American Red Cross also installed 90 smoke detectors and 124 security lights at occupied houses in the target area this year. In all, over 160 properties received improvements during the day of service. Thank you to all the volunteers that participated this year and helped us to improve Youngstown’s neighborhoods!