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MLK Day of Service: Volunteers Come Together to Clean Up Vacant Homes on Youngstown’s North Side

Monday, January 16, 2017

On Monday, January 16, 23 volunteers from AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps REVITALIZE, Fifth Avenue Boulevard Neighbors, Progress Mahoning Valley, Taft Promise Neighborhood, Victory Christian Center, Wick Park Neighbors, YNDC, YSU Honors College, and YSUscape came together to clean up vacant homes on Youngstown’s north side for the MLK Day of Service. The teams boarded and secured 15 houses and completed the clean-up of 8 properties, which included removing 195 bags of trash and 58 cubic yards of debris. The YNDC Workday Trailer, funded by The Youngstown Foundation, made its first appearance in the field and provided tools and supplies to the clean-up teams. Many thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work and to Pizza Joe’s Cornersburg for donating lunch.