Start Spring Cleaning with the Community Pride Trailer

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Start Spring Cleaning with the Community Pride Trailer

New supplies for 2013!

April 8, 2013---Akron, Ohio - Keep Akron Beautiful (KAB) is ready to send out the Community Pride Trailer for another season! Whether your neighborhood needs to spruce up its community garden in preparation for summer or maybe plant one for the first time, the Community Pride Trailer can be a huge help! Does your group have a project in mind? Schedule the Trailer today because the season is already booking up fast! With a small rototiller and small pressure washer added to the supply list, there are even more possibilities for your beautification project!

 

The Community Pride Trailer season starts on April 12 and ends on October 28, 2013 but you can schedule your event today! 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 your designated Project Coordinator at each job site.

 

The Community Pride Trailer has had a large impact 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, planting 64 trees, 785 flowers and bulbs, as well as painting a park pavilion and eradicating graffiti.

 

Two years ago the Board of Directors introduced this new agency program, the Community Pride Trailer, to be used by organizations, civic groups and neighborhood volunteers to restore vacant and abandoned property. The Community Pride Trailer was made possible by generous grants from the Dominion Foundation and Charter One Bank. The Trailer program was an award-winning idea “stolen” from the Montgomery County Keep America Beautiful affiliate. 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 cleanup vacant property in their neighborhoods. Inside the Trailer is landscape equipment and cleanup supplies for volunteer groups to transform lots into green spaces.