We’ve all got a story, just like the reusable building materials we save from the landfill or the rare vintage home goods that are donated to help support our mission. As we embark on a new era at Philly Reclaim, Home of the Philadelphia Community Corps, we wish to showcase the strengths and philanthropic achievements of each individual that defines what the PCC is today. These are the people who bare the cold winter temperatures of our 12,000 sq ft retail warehouse, so that a reuse material center and supply exchange resource can continue to exist within our local community.


Greg Trainor was originally studying journalism and business at Temple University when inspired to create Philadelphia Community Corps, which has since been featured by numerous media outlets across the region including CBS Philly, Fox 29 News, Philly Magazine, The Inquirer, Metro, The Philadelphia Citizen, Philadelinquency, and Newsworks. Greg hopes Philadelphia Community Corps will be sought out by individuals looking to achieve a greater purpose within their community, which is echoed by his own humanitarian contributions as a Type 1 Wildland Firefighter and disaster response worker in Pisco, Peru after the earthquake in 2007. A true leader, Greg has facilitated many park and neighborhood clean ups in Philadelphia and continues to encourage hundreds of volunteers to take action for the greater good. He is certified in Fundraising Management and Nonprofit Management by The Nonprofit Center at La Salle and by the Citizen Planning Institute.

Greg’s knowledge of the construction industry is extensive, beginning with his experience working with Americorps NCCC after high school, where he spent one year in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina gutting, remediating, and renovating homes that had been destroyed by the storm. Paired with a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Certification, a training program that integrates with FEMA training offered through the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and United States Fire Administration (USFA), Greg is certified as a Type-B Sawyer and OSHA-500 Instructor. Greg provides OSHA-10 certification courses for trainees at Philadelphia Community Corps and is also as an adjunct professor teaching construction safety and the OSHA-30 certification at the Community College of Philadelphia.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…” -Theodore Roosevelt