Volunteers Sought for Route 422 Cleanup Days

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The last two Saturdays in April are 422 Corridor Community workdays when the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber asks for volunteers to pitch in and clean up debris and board up vacant houses in the Brier Hill neighborhood and in Girard.

April 23 is the date for Brier Hill, April 30 for Girard.

The goal is furthering the transformation of U.S. Route 422 in Youngstown and Girard to “an attractive commercial and residential gateway” to both cities, a chamber spokeswoman says. Volunteers will “tackle blight removal [by] landscaping and beautification projects.”

Joining the chamber for Brier Hill are Youngstown Neighborhood Community Corp., the Youngstown State University Regional and Economic Development Initiative, YSUScape, the honors college at YSU, Green Youngstown and Mahoning County Young Professionals. At Girard, it’s Trumbull County commissioners, city of Girard, Jib Jab, Republic Waste and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

For April 23, volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Brier Hill Cultural Center, 149 Jefferson Ave., and work their way along 422 through adjoining neighborhoods toward the Arlington Heights Recreation Center.

For April 30, volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m. at Stambaugh Park on Moser Road, Girard, and work their way from the park to 422.

At both, volunteers will be provided with tools, gloves and bags to deposit waste. Lunch will be provided afterward.

To volunteer, call Lauren Johnson at the chamber, 330 744 2131, ext. 16, or email her at Lauren@regionalchamber.com.

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