Day of Caring Was Youngstown's Largest One Day Battle Against Blight

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

On Friday, September 4 over 400 volunteers descended on a three by four block impact area in the Cottage Grove neighborhood on Youngstown's south side.

Participants boarded up 80 homes, collected hundreds of tires, removed hundreds of cubic yards of trash and debris, and began the demolition of ten homes.

This is the third year the United Way, City of Youngstown, Green Youngstown, YNDC, and many other community partners have come together to battle blight in a big way on the United Way's annual Day of Caring. This year's event was the largest and the largest neighborhood clean up in recent years in Youngstown. Please consider joining us at a workday. Stand Up Fight Blight!