For our 13th annual Neighborhood Beautification Day, volunteers worked in the Newberry area in southwest Detroit, where Southwest Solutions is engaged in an important project to transition 60 families from renters to homeowners. About 150 volunteers, including many Newberry residents, worked in teams to clean up vacant lots, clear overgrown brush, paint porches of new homeowners, and do minor landscaping. The event took place on Saturday, June 1 from 8AM to noon.
Neighborhood Beautification Day is truly a collaborative effort of organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals committed to community service and the continuing revitalization of southwest Detroit. We thank all our volunteers for an incredibly productive day that made a real difference in the 8-block Newberry community. More than 30 vacant lots were cleaned up.
We also thank our sponsors for their generous support: JP Morgan, Citizens Bank, Flagstar Bank, Home Depot, Jasman Construction, Molina Healthcare, and NeighborWorks America. Special thanks to Leon Gray, Senior Relationship Manager at NeighborWorks, and to Ninfa Cancel, District 6 Manager for the City of Detroit.