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Hundreds of Volunteers Participate in 2019 United Way Day of Caring

Monday, September 9, 2019

On Friday, September 6, The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, City of Youngstown, Red Cross, and YNDC partnered for the 22nd Annual Day of Caring.

Over 700 volunteers participated in a large scale cleanup of the south side in the area bounded by Glenwood Avenue, Oak Hill Avenue, Warren Avenue and Kenmore Avenue. Participants completed: the removal of 1,124 cubic yards of brush and debris from vacant properties (38 tractor trailer loads), removal of 364 illegally-dumped tire, clearing of 2,380 linear feet of overgrown and impassable sidewalks, installation of 127 smoke detectors and 145 LED security lights, demolition of 7 garages at occupied homes, and revitalization of one neighborhood park. In the days leading up to the event the City of Youngstown demolished more than 20 abandoned houses. 170 properties received improvements during the day of service. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors that made this work possible! REVITALIZE!