CLEVELAND — On July 23, volunteers from the Cleveland Division of Police, Cleveland Police Foundation, Republic Services, Slavic Village Development and Councilman Anthony Brancatelli joined CHN Housing Partners for a day of community service in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood. Joining the volunteers were over 25 youths who reside in CHN’s Lease Purchase homes throughout the city. The event was centered at Slavic Village’s Dan Kane Gardens, located at the intersection of E. 65 Street and Kenyon Avenue.
Activities to beautify the area included cutting grass in vacant lots, clean-up at vacant houses, as well as general clean up, trimming, edging, pruning and grass cutting at residential homes throughout the area. The volunteers worked tirelessly to clean up over two square blocks in the neighborhood. One group of volunteers manufactured and assembled a senior citizen-accessible flower bed planters for the Morganic Garden, one of the City’s oldest community gardens.
“I’m so grateful for the partners and volunteers who made today possible,” said Pat Kenney, CHN’s chief operating officer. “I’m especially proud of CHN’s youths who worked very hard today.”
CHN began these collaborations with community partners in 2016. Over the last 40 years, CHN has made significant investments in Cleveland’s neighborhoods including the development of 7,000 new homes.