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Winter 9-Block Inner-City Detroit Neighborhood Clean-up/Board-up Blitz

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ORGANIZATION: Urban Development Corporation

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of low-to-moderate income families living in urban communities.

UDC is attempting to bringing stabilzaton, revitalization and sustainability to a 9-block inner-city Detroit Neighborhood of which a substantial number of houses are owned by the Detroit Land Bank and have been abandoned. Residents are in desparate need of a helping hand to clean-up and beautify their community.

We seek to connect with volunteers willing to help with the removal of debris, board-ups, cutting of grass and trimming of bushes, raking of leaves and with the rehabb of a couple of housed.

UDC welcomes help from individuals, churches, corporations, high school students and civic groups (for example: fraternities and sororities) willing to help if not the date specific you can select a day of your choice.

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About Urban Development Corporation

Location:

2727 Second Avenue, Suite 129, Detroit, MI 48201, US

Mission Statement

Improve the quality of life and bring about positive life-style changing experiences of low to moderate income families who live in urban communities. In carrying out our mission Urban Development Corporation serves as a catalyst in the revitalization of communities through the development of activities and programs which promote clean, drug-free, healthy, safe and enjoyable family lifestyles.

The uniqueness of our organization is our willingness to address counter productive behaviors which plague many urban communities, they include: random gunshot firing, slum lording, illegal dumping, liquor stores on nearly every corner, vandalism, and the selling of illicit drugs. These activities are major contributing factors to the rapid deterioration of inner city neighborhoods and lead to a large number of eyesore houses having to be torn down.

Description

Our efforts are currently concentrated in the following areas:

  • Beautification and clean-up of inner city neighborhoods.
  • Substance abuse awareness and prevention.
  • Broadening the horizon of inner city youth through exposure to future career opportunities, the fine arts, and recreational activities.
  • Acquisition and renovation of deteriorating properties.
  • Unemployment and underemployment.
  • Addressing environmental pollution concerns and issues.
  • Serving as a liaison between residents, businesses; local police and municipalities to alleviate illegal activity.
  • Rehab of our donated building which will be utilized as a community/employment center.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing
Community, Environment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Sat Apr 22, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Urban Planning
  • Renovation
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Home Repair

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • 4 hours
  • Willingness to help inner-city Detroit Neighorhood

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