TNP Given Vehicle to Combat Blight

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, borrowing a similar idea from the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., has its first vehicle dedicated solely to moving supplies for cleaning up vacant and blighted properties in the city.

“Our friends in Youngstown have a couple of these trucks and we know a good idea when we see one,” Matt Martin, TNP director, said in a release. “This truck will help us empower residents to get the job done in revitalizing this great city one step at a time.”

The truck, currently dubbed the “Vacant Property Stabilization Mobile” by Martin, was donated to TNP by Paul Clouser, owner of National Fire and Water Repair. Martin said the group is working to come up with a catchier nickname for the truck.

“Much of Warren’s progress has come at the hands of volunteer work done by its current citizens and citizens that have come back, and we want to keep that momentum going,” Clouser said. “As a lifelong resident of Warren I am completely invested in my community and I wish to continue to give 110% back, especially for the fine work being done by Trumbull Neighborhood partnership and the work in the Garden District.”

The truck will be used to move supplies used to board houses, mow lawns, install community art projects, clean debris and paint houses and murals, Martin said.

“What we are doing throughout the neighborhoods is picking up steam, from the renovations to the demolitions, Lots to Love, and GROW Gardens,” he said. “Paul Clouser is a man on a mission in Warren, and we’re so grateful for all he does. This is just the latest example of his generosity and commitment to service.”

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