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YNDC Leads a Volunteer Event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day - WYTV

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation — in partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps State — led a “work day” in Youngstown’s Cottage Grove neighborhood. 

The revitalization effort is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday morning, volunteers met at E. Judson on Youngstown’s east side, where there are at least 14 blighted and abandoned homes. Volunteers cleaned up trash and boarded up windows. They say Monday’s work is sending an important message to the community. “It just improves the quality of life here,” said Jack Daugherty. “These houses, these vacant houses are a danger to our children, a danger to our neighborhoods. It’s our moral obligation as citizens of the Mahoning Valley to do something about it.” To read the full story from WYTV, click here.