Category: Community Published on Friday, 17 May 2013 14:41 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Volunteers are invited to join hundreds of others cleaning and beautifying neighborhoods throughout the central and southwest sides of Detroit on Saturday, May 18, as Motor City Makeover moves into its last weekend.
Motor City Makeover is a bagged litter campaign that encourages volunteers to participate in a citywide cleanup by sector. The campaign is part of a larger City initiative called Keep Detroit Beautiful, which focuses on cleaning, beautification, recycling, adopting parks and vacant lots, and gardening.
Below are some of the many sites being cleaned on Saturday, May 18.
Henry Ford Hospital
Contact: Meagan Pitts-Dunn (313) 475-3993
Chauncey Samuel, Recreation Community Affairs Manager, (313) 207-8416
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park at W. Grand Boulevard & Rosa Parks
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact person: Phillis Judkins (313)815-1440
Location: Northeast Corner of Kenilworth & Brush/West corner of Josephine and Owens Streets
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon
Volunteers - 100
Contact Person: Mary Simpson (313) 492-4292
Location: 2146 Oakman Blvd., 3406 Ewald Circle at Fullerton St.
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact Person: Kyle Hocker (313) 215-6961
Location: Cass Park (located between Temple, Ledyard, 2nd & 3rd streets)
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mc Graw Resource Center
6900 Wagner (Vacant Lot)
Contact: Raquel de Whitt (248) 842-0302
Volunteers: 30 - 50
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Patton Recreation Center
Contact: Ninfa Cancel, Recreation Community Affairs Manager, (313) 283-8252
Karla Williamson, Patton Center Supervisor, (313) 600-3555
Location: 2301 Woodmere off Vernor Hwy. (Park cleanup, graffiti removal & painting bleachers)
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This Saturday is the last Motor City Makeover cleanup. There is still time for residents, business owners, houses of worship, block clubs, and schools to:
· Call (313) 224-3450 to register to join the cleanup effort or register online at www.MotorCityMakeover.org.
· Clean the area around their home, business, house of worship, or school on the Saturday designated
for their sector.
· Organize their neighborhoods or their employees for a group cleanup. Volunteers can select a nearby area or call (313) 224-3450 or their local Recreation Community Affairs office for a location.
· Beautify their area by planting flowers, plants, or trees, or by removing graffiti, etc.
Motor City Makeover is a bagged litter campaign. There will be No Curbside Pickup of litter. Bagged litter will only be collected from pre-established locations.
Volunteers who need limited supplies of gloves and bags are asked to contact their local Recreation Community Affairs office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
In addition, volunteers may take bagged litter to any of the five drop-off locations listed below, which will be open on Saturdays during Motor City Makeover.
Bulk Drop-Off Locations
Limit is 1,000 pounds.
Bulk Drop-Off Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• Davison Yard - 8221 West Davison
• Southfield Yard - 12255 Southfield Service Dr.
• 5840 Anthon between Cavalry and Campbell
• State Fair Yard - 19715 John R
* Only Motor City Makeover Saturdays (May 18)
* J. Fons Transfer Station - 6451 E. McNichols, Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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