WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership beautifies the town of Warren.
About twenty volunteers gathered to tidy up the city on Saturday. Gardeners and volunteers spent the morning cleaning up weeds and mulching the Garfield Community Garden.
“We want to encourage community involvement. Coming out of COVID-19, I just want to bring this community together to help clean up what’s in the neighborhood, ”said Christian Bennet-Mosley of the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.
He said they teamed up with Garfield Community Gardens and BrightView, an outpatient drug treatment center in Warren, for the event.
“When we can partner with organizations like BrightView and come out of our offices and do community work, it just shows the residents and people in the community we work with that the work is genuine,” said Myles Ray of NPT.
Ray said they’ve hosted several events like this over the past few years and held a similar event on Earth Day, which was their first community event since the pandemic.
Their goal was to end the year on a positive note.
“It gives us a sense of pride that we all need and we’re talking about Warren pride, Raider pride and community pride and when you step out into your own community and see the embellishment happening, that gives children, youth and the community a sense of pride and hope, ”said Ray.
TNP continues to seek solutions in the community but instead of asking for them, they take charge of themselves. The group is encouraged to bring together outside organizations to help them.
“It takes a community to become great again and that’s what we’re here for,” said Allie Bova of BrightView Health.