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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
"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.