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United Way Partners with YNDC for 2017 Day of Caring

Friday, September 1, 2017

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley partnered with YNDC for the 2017 Day of Caring on Friday, September 1st. Approximately 500 volunteers from 40 volunteer groups participated in the annual day of service and helped scrape sidewalks, clean up vacant properties, clear brush and debris from pedestrian walkways, and secure vacant houses on the East Side of Youngstown. The groups that participated were 98 Marketing, Aim, American National University, Belmont Pines Hospital, Boardman High School, Burgan Real Estate, Casal's, Campbell City Schools, CCA, Committee to Elect Tito Brown, Committee to Elect Seam McKinney, Compco, Dearing Compressor, Eastgate, Exal, Factset, First National Bank, Ivy Woods Manor, Huntington Bank, Gateways Industries, Jackson-Milton School, James and Sons, Lowe's Boardman, Lowe's Niles, Men of Standard, The Colony, Mercy Health, Ohio Edison, Pizza Joes, Rich Center for Autism, StepAbove Home Care, UAW 1112, UAW 1714, ValleyCare, WKBN, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, YSU Room 203, YWRC, and YSU Honors College. The focus areas this year included a stretch of Oak Street and side streets from Rice Avenue to Landsdowne Boulevard, the area of East High Avenue adjacent to East High School, and sites along Himrod Avenue and side streets between South Truesdale Avenue and North Lane Avenue. All together, volunteers removed 500 tires, 600 cubic yards of debris, and 60 cubic yards of debris. Volunteers also scraped 15,589 linear feet of sidewalk - that's over 3 miles! Special thanks to all of these organizations for their generous contributions; Huntington Bank, The Hometown Pharmacy, Green Youngstown, City of Youngstown, American Red Cross Lake to River Chapter, Masonry Materials Plus, Republic Services, Lowe's of Boardman, Lowe's of Niles, Dearing, AIM NationaLease, Simon Roofing, MercyHealth, Wedgewood Pizza, Akron Children's Hospital, AFL-CIO, CCA, Western Reserve Building Trades, Sam's Club, Royal Oaks, 898 Marketing, FortyTwo Event Production, and Dom's Ice House. Thank you to all the volunteers that participated this year and helped us FIGHT BLIGHT!