A grassroots collaborative is assembling and distributing 60,000 washable cloth masks along with voter and Census information to communities of color and LGBTQ+ people in Cleveland. Shanelle Smith Whigham, Ohio director of the Trust for Public Land, who helps lead the coalition, says she created the group because too many vulnerable people lack access to PPE.
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Maple Heights’ Farmer Jones Indoor Market will be reopening on August 1st under a new operator, Rid-All Green Partnership. The new ownership will help ensure that area residents continue to have access to healthy, high-quality food.
Art Made in the Shutdown, a large, salon-style exhibition at the Worthington Yards in downtown Cleveland, began as a public call for entries to capture artists’ responses to the pandemic and soon garnered more than 120 responses.
With its open front porch, large arched windows and hipped roof, the Cozad-Bates house at Mayfield Road and East 115th Street is an architectural gem. It’s chilling to imagine that a terrified, hungry and exhausted slave could very well have sought refuge here.
When the U.S. economy came to a screeching halt back in March due to the Covid-19 shutdown, it left many small businesses in a tough spot. Many had to close their doors with no idea when or if they would reopen.
When COVID-19 hit Cleveland earlier this year, government officials and advocates scrambled to find safe housing alternatives to the streets and shelters. The temporary answer just may lead to some long term goals and solutions.
The Black Lives Matter mural on East 93rd Street in Cleveland’s Woodland Hills neighborhood has drawn thousands of people and played host to gospel choirs and prayer services since it was painted June 20th. Now, city leaders say they’ll keep the street closed until after July 4th to accommodate the wave of visitors they anticipate over the holiday weekend.
On May 12, staff at AsiaTown restaurant Emperor’s Palace spent hours preparing, boxing and sorting 100 free meals for neighborhood residents. The project was sponsored by the Medworks Unconditional Care COVID-19 Relief Fund, which purchases food and gift cards from local restaurants and grocery stores and distributes them to greater Cleveland community members in need.
Every Wednesday afternoon, members of the Congolese Community of Greater Cleveland in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood file onto Elijah Kidjana’s porch to grab donated boxes of fruit and vegetables.