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Volunteers Clean up Glenwood Park and Surrounding Streets

Monday, April 20, 2015

On Saturday, April 18th, community volunteers cleaned up Glenwood Community Park and boarded up vacant homes in the adjacent Fosterville neighborhood in recognition of Global Youth Day of Service. Volunteer groups participating in the event included Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, students from Youngstown State University's YSUScape and Greeks in the Streets initiative, and Academic Year in America, as well as neighborhood residents. The event was sponsored in part by ServeOhio (The Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism), AmeriCorps State, and AmeriCorps VISTA. Food was provided for the event by Pizza Joe's on Canfield Road and by Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church. In total, volunteers boarded five vacant homes, removed over two dozen illegaly dumped tires, cleared over 1,800 pounds of brush and debris from these homes, and water sealed the fence surrounding Glenwood Community park. A total of 49 volunteers served a total of 221 man hours at the event.