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Community trailer ready to go

4/18/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

AKRON — Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) is ready to send out the Community Pride Trailer for another season.

Inside the trailer are landscape equipment and cleanup supplies for volunteer groups to transform lots into green spaces. This year, a small rototiller and small pressure washer have been added to the supply list.

The Community Pride Trailer season started April 12 and ends Oct. 28. Go to www.keepakronbeautiful.org to book the trailer for a project that will benefit the community. Online, or at the offices of KAB, citizens can complete the application form and view the requirements, safety commitments and equipment list for the program. KAB staff transports the trailer and works with a designated project coordinator at each job site.

Two years ago, the KAB Board of Directors introduced the Community Pride Trailer, funded by grants from the Dominion Foundation and Charter One Bank, to be used by organizations, civic groups and neighborhood volunteers to restore vacant and abandoned property.

In its second year, the trailer was loaned out to help with 18 community projects. Approximately 5,280 volunteer hours were logged, collecting 200 bags of litter and planting 64 trees, 785 flowers and bulbs, as well as painting a park pavilion and eradicating graffiti, according to KAB officials.

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