Love Your Block Week 4 project week kicks off today

The Love Your Block team is still looking for volunteers. Click the link below to sign up.

On Tuesday, the City of Erie’s Love Your Block team begins this summer’s fourth and last project week – which runs through Sept. 2 – with 15 minor home repair and cleanup projects in the Marvintown neighborhood. That area is bounded by Parade Street to the west, Brandes Street to the east, East 26th Street to the north and East 33rd Street to the south.

Continuing through Saturday, volunteers and Love Your Block team members will spread out to work with neighbors selected to receive mini-grants for small projects including porch painting and repair, handrail installation, landscaping, large item removal, and mailbox and house number installation. Crews from the City’s Streets Department are also assisting with the projects.

  • Start times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 1 p.m.
  • Start location: Contact the Communications Department daily for exact locations.

The Love Your Block initiative aligns with Mayor Joe Schember’s vision to provide welcoming, vibrant neighborhoods for Erie.

“We want to build opportunity, restore hope, and transform Erie,” said Mayor Schember, referring to his administration’s Mission Statement. “Programs like this are helping us do that in these neighborhoods, and with some of the people who need it the most. We are excited to be doing it.”

For more information: To learn more about Love Your Block, visit our website: To volunteer, fill out the registration form at our website or call the Love Your Block office at 814-870-1276.

Volunteers with the Hamot Health Foundation paint the front porch of a home, on Aug. 25, 2023, at 626 Euclid Ave. in the Lakeside neighborhood in Erie. The home is receiving small repairs during Week 3 of the City’s Love Your Block neighborhood improvement initiative. CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE/CITY OF ERIE
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