CleanUp.jpg.jpgIt’s not too late to join thousands of volunteers cleaning and beautifying neighborhoods for Motor City Makeover. The first of three Saturday cleanups for Motor City Makeover will be held this Saturday, May 7 in Districts 6 & 7.

This year, cleanup dates will be organized by City Council district as follows:

• May 7 – Districts 6 & 7

• May 14 – Districts 3, 4 & 5

• May 21 – Districts 1 & 2

Below are several cleanup locations on May 7:

DISTRICT 6

Location: Lawndale and Fort Street (Near 880 Lawndale)

Group: Urban Neighborhood Initiative (Cleanup)

Contact: Lisa Rodriguez (313) 289-5519

Volunteer #: 40

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: 4500 Block of Seebaldt

Group: It Starts At Home (Cleanup and boarding homes)

Contact: David Cross (313) 587-1256

Volunteer #: 30

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 5981 Martin, Detroit 48210

Group: Chadsey Condon (Area cleanup between Braden and Martin off Kirkwood)

Contact: Amanda Holiday (313) 460-3444

Volunteer #: 30

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Location: Michigan Avenue between Lodge Freeway and 18th Street

Group: Corktown Business Association (Cleanup and planting flowers)

Contact: Deveri Gifford (313) 693-7612

Volunteer #: 30+

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DISTRICT 7

Location: Iris and Steel streets between Plymouth and Elmira

Sorrento, Steel and Appoline streets between Plymouth and Wadsworth

(Cleanup and boarding homes)

Group: Pride Area Community Council & Third New Hope Church, 12850 Plymouth (base)

Contact: Gerald Underwood (313) 727-0566

Volunteer #: 40+

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Warren Avenue Cleanup between Southfield and Evergreen

Group: Warrendale Community Organization | Italia Collision – 19049 W. Warren (base)

Contact: Barb Matinee (313) 999-4530

Volunteer #: 50

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: City Hardware – 16325 W. Warren Ave. (in the alley behind the business)

Victory Market – 16200 W. Warren Ave. (in the alley behind the business)

Group: WACO

Contact: Lynn Hausch (313) 334-0072

Volunteer #: 100

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

HOW TO REGISTER

Individuals, community groups, block clubs, business owners, churches and schools must register with the City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods in order to receive a limited supply of bags, gloves and bottled water, as well as information regarding special pickups of bagged litter and roll-off containers. Register online at motorcitymakeover.org[www.motorcitymakeover.org] or call (313) 224-4415.

Companies or organizations that would like to make a financial or in-kind donation should call (313) 224-3400.

The Motor City Makeover campaign is in partnership with Keep Detroit Beautiful, which focuses on cleaning, beautification, recycling, adopting parks and vacant lots, and gardening.

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