Parramore Main Street gets a boost with Day of Service

ORLANDO, Fla. — One of Orlando’s oldest, historically Black neighborhoods is getting a $75,000 facelift.

Dozens of volunteers flooded the streets of Parramore today as part of the Day of Service.

The program was made possible through a partnership with the city’s Main Street Day, the city of Orlando and Wells Fargo’s HOPE campaign.


Read: Orange County Sheriff employee killed in I-4 crash near Orlando

The City of Orlando and the Parramore business corridor was one of only sixteen destinations throughout the country selected for this campaign.

Candice Simmons with Wells Fargo hopes the money gives businesses a boost to help them navigate the holiday season as the pandemic continues to impact people.

Read: Orlando, Miami get financial backing for bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

“All of us in our households were hit hard, but small businesses were some of the hardest hit in our business community”, Simmons said.

Volunteers like Tatonia Scott said taking part in the Day of Service is an opportunity to spread some holiday cheer.

“We’re dedicated to a cause greater than ourselves, so I was like, ‘how could I give back to my community,’ and this was it,” Scott said.

Read: New pilot program allows drivers 18-20 to earn CDLs to address trucker shortage

The “HOPE, USA” campaign helps beautify business districts in more than a dozen cities across the country and encourages everyone to shop locally this holiday season.

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Comments on this article