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United Way Day of Caring Set for Friday

August 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will host its annual Day of Caring Friday. The day kicks off with a breakfast at the Covelli Centre at 8 a.m.

At 9 a.m., volunteers will head to Market Street, Hudson Avenue, South Avenue, Evergreen Avenue and Midlothian Boulevard. So far, about 400 volunteers have registered, according to United Way President Bob Hannon.

“It’s great to see how much the Day of Caring has grown over the last few years,” he said in a release. “By partnering with the city of Youngstown, Green Youngstown, and the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., we are able to bring hundreds of people together to improve the neighborhoods of Youngstown.”

Volunteers will clean debris and overgrown properties, board vacant buildings and, in homes, install smoke detectors provided by the American Red Cross, as well as take care of landscaping and remodeling work at 16 nonprofit agencies, including Potential Development, YWCA of Youngstown and Youngstown CityScape.

“The Day of Caring provides what is often missing in volunteer efforts and in neighborhood clean-ups: the thousands of man (and woman) hours that make such a dramatic and immediate impact in and on our city neighborhoods,” said Mayor John McNally.

All registered volunteers will be entered in a drawing to win a night in a luxury suite at a Youngstown Phantoms game, Hannon added.

For more information, contact United Way at 330 746 8494.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.