BOARDMAN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley broke ground Sept. 18 at 8133 Market St. in Boardman for what will become its Volunteer Resource Center. The James and Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation provided $1 million to underwrite the project. Another $1.5 million came from federal pandemic relief funds. The 11,000-square-foot prefabricated steel structure will include meeting space for community organizations and warehouse space to store food and other items that area residents need.
Pictured at top: Gathering Sept. 18 to break ground for the United Way Centofanti Volunteer Resource Center at 8133 Market St., Boardman, are Jordan Pennell, regional representative for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown; Carol Potter and David Centofanti, trustees of the James and Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation; Bob Hannon, president of the United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley; Joe Centofanti, Mark Graham and Joe Mosca, Centofanti Foundation trustees; and Eric Carlson, United Way board of directors.