See The Community Pride Trailer In Your Neighborhood Next

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Akron, Ohio - The Community Pride Trailer is travelling across the Akron area again! So far, eleven community groups have taken advantage of the trailer in making our community a better place to live. The Community Pride Trailer is available for bookings from now until October 29, 2012. The trailer comes fully equipped with lawnmowers, a hedge trimmer, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, litter grabbers, grass seed, water hoses and much more!

Signing up is easy! A minimum of five participants/households must commit to the project in order to use the trailer.  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 trailer equipment list for the program. KAB staff transports the trailer and works with a Project Coordinator at each job site.

The most recent community organization to use the Community Pride Trailer was Trinity United Church of Christ. 15 volunteers braved the intense July heat and put in an estimated 12 hours. When the trailer was ready to move on to its next destination the Trinity Church of Christ not only cleaned up their site but also created a composting area and expanded their Community garden. Project coordinator, David Brown of Trinity United Church of Christ, told KAB staff that vegetables in the garden will provide food for the community and will be shared with the International Institute of Akron Inc.

The Community Pride Trailer was made possible in 2011 by generous grants from the Dominion Foundation and Charter One Bank. Keep Akron Beautiful, through the rental of the 25 foot box trailer, can share the agency’s urban beautification experience with citizens who want to utilize the landscape equipment and cleanup supplies to transform vacant lots into green spaces. In just four months since the Trailer started it’s 2012 season, it has been loaned out to eleven community groups to help 245 volunteers clean up neighborhood sites. Approximately 210 volunteer hours were logged collecting 70 bags of litter, planting 64 trees, 155 flowers and bulbs, as well as eradicating graffiti.

What could your community service group do with a landscape company in a truck? Call 330-375-2116 or visit www.keepakronbeautiful.org to explore the possibilities!