WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Dozens of people spent their afternoon volunteering in Warren on Sunday for the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Good Deeds Day.
It is an international volunteer day that kicks off a weeklong effort in the country.
“There hasn’t been a Good Deeds Day in northeast Ohio, so I kind of wanted to bring it to this area to kind of highlight the wonderful things we have going on in the community,” said Allison Farrell from AmeriCorps VISTA.
Community members donated their time and skills at several community gardens in the city.
“It’s a community effort and that area over there, people don’t realize ir’s for the entire neighborhood. It’s not just for the people who volunteer, who work here,” said Farrell.
Whether it was weeding or just cleaning up, organizers say beautifying the area around the gardens is a great way to take pride in the community and create access to fresh produce.
“We live in a food desert area, which there are no fresh fruits or vegetables for about three to four miles.”
Farrell said she hopes more people will want to get involved moving forward.
“It would be very lovely to have more people join in and help the community and learn about growing their own food,” she said.
More than 100 countries take part in Good Deeds Day, which encourages people to come together and better their communities.