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Motor city makeoverIndividuals and groups in Districts 3, 4 & 5 will clean up and beautify neighborhoods on Detroit’s east side and a portion of the west side this Saturday, May 14 as part of the Motor City Makeover effort.  This is the second of three Saturday cleanup dates for the City’s annual cleanup and beautification effort, and it’s not too late for individuals and groups to join the effort.  The last cleanup is set for May 21 in Districts 1 & 2.

Below are several cleanup locations for May 14:

DISTRICT 3     Garry Bulluck, District Manager – (313) 236-3504


Location:          Area of Pelkey Street and Park Grove (Cleanup)

Flower planting in various locations in the Osborn area

Group:             Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, AmeriCorps, and members of local churches          Contact:           Kayana Sessoms (646) 338-4041

Volunteer #:      40

Time:               9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location:         Clearing four vacant lots on State Fair & Anvil

Group:             Mohican Regent Homeowners Association

Contact:           George Preston (313) 715-6206

Volunteer #:      10

Time:               10 a.m.

Location:         8941 Raymond Street (Cleanup of vacant lots)

Group:             Georgia Street Community Collective

Contact:           Mark Covington (313) 452-0684

Volunteer #:      25

Time:               10 a.m.

Location:         Cleanup of alleys between Dequindre and St. Aubin (Seven Mile to E. Outer Drive)

Group:             Dequindre Good Neighbors Block Club

Contact:           Shirley Burch (313) 350-9622 (please text first, phone ringer is malfunctioning)

Volunteer #:      15 – 20

Time:               9:30 a.m.

Location:         19458 Russell Street (Cleanup surrounding area)

Group:             Lindale Gardens Community Association

Contact:           Rebecca Willis (313) 718-4044

Volunteer #:     10-12

Time:               11 a.m.

DISTRICT 4      Toson Knight, Deputy Manager – (313) 236-3520

Location:         10536 Nottingham at Yorkshire (Cleanup and boarding vacant home)

Group:             Yorkshire Woods Community Organization

Contact:           Mose Primus (313) 909-4564

Volunteer #:     15

Time:               9:30 a.m.

Location:         5800 block of Malcolm between Olga and Hern (Cleanup of 12 vacant lots)

Group:             Sustainable Community Farms

Contact:           Michelle Jackson (313) 721-8220

Volunteer #:      15 – 20

Time:               9:30 a.m.

DISTRICT 5     Erinn Harris, Deputy Manager – (313) 236-3528

Location:         2232 Marquette Street (Cleaning around a vacant home)

Organization:   15th Street Block Club

Contact:           Sherry Russell (313) 598-3707

Volunteer #:     10

Time:               9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Location:         Coe between Van Dyke and Parker (Cleaning alleys)

Organization:   West Village Association

Contact:          Dan Buckley (309) 830-3611

Volunteer #:     30

Time:               9 a.m. – noon

Location:         Charlevoix at Mt. Elliott, Concord at Lafayette and Meldrum at Fort

(Cleaning vacant lots)

Organization:   Mt. Elliott Business Community Association

Contact:          Janice Denson (313) 218-6363

Volunteer #:     100

Time:               8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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 http://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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