CANTÓN, OHIO - STARK METROPOLITAN AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA (SMHA) RECEIVES GRANTS FOR GREEN UP CLEAN UP PROJECT

The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority was awarded an education grant by the Stark-Wayne-Tuscarawas Joint Solid Waste Management District in the amount of $2,500 para ayudar con su proyecto Green Up Clean Up, una iniciativa que se centra en el reciclaje, anti-litter awareness, and beautification. The education grant will assist SMHA in providing workshops, las actividades de reciclaje, and educational resource materials to, in collaboration with the city of Canton Sanitation Department, promote a recycling program at several family developments. Además, SMHA has also institutionalized a recycling program for staff at their central office, warehouse location, and several management offices.

Three Summertime Kids grant awards totaling $6,000 were also awarded to SMHA to implement beautification initiatives at their family-sites. The proposed projects will focus on hands-on learning experiences for children who reside in SMHA developments to address the necessity of responsible environmental care, green space beautification, and environmental sustainability.

SMHA has also been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to facilitate litter cleanup events at Jackson Sherrick, Ellisdale casas, and Linwood Acres. Litter cleanup events will be held from 9:00 a.m. Para 1:00 p.m. at Jackson Sherrick, 1315 Gonder Ave. SE, on Tuesday, Julio 26, 2016; Linwood Acres, 3331 14TH S t. SO, on Wednesday, Julio 27, 2016; Casas y Ellisdale, 3809 31S t S t. NE, Jueves, Julio 28, 2016. SMHA employees, volunteers, and residents will be present and assisting at each event. Community volunteers are welcome!