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African-American Legacy Project receives aid from city

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The City of Toledo is providing financial help to a local organization trying to focus on community pride.

The African-American Legacy Project is in the process of relocating from its original home on Upton Avenue to its new home at a former church building at Dorr and Collingwood.

The city is providing a $20,000 appropriation. Up until now, the group has operated on private donations and in-kind services.

The organization is about remembering those who have made contributions to the community, to help provide a source of pride for upcoming generations, and to have a gathering place for community events.

President Robert Smith says the generous donation from the city will help attract new private donors and give them a sense of legitimacy.

"We have passed a litmus test, that we are very much a viable organization and the work we do, people appreciate," Smith said. "When it comes from city leadership, it speaks volumes."

Upcoming events to be held there include a football safety clinic for children in grades 3-8, and a wellness walk and health screening event on August 3.

For more information, visit the African-American Legacy website here.

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