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Vacant Lot Clean-up / Beautification (Seeing the Trees in Midst of Forest)

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Urban Development Corporation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low to moderate income families who live in Detroit. We are trying to bring stabilization, revitalization and sustainability to a 9-block area on the N.E. Side of Detroit.

UDC has started in our endeavor of transforming two adjacent vacant lots into a community gathering space within our targeted area. We picking up and bagging debris, cutting down dead trees and overgrown vegetation. For the past few Sunday's small groups of individuals volunteers have been coming out to lend a help hand and we are making significant strides. We can now see the trees that were in the midst of the forest.

We are asking individuals, social clubs, churches, high school and college students, corporations, fraternities and sororities and other civic groups to lend a helping hand. Come out for few outdoor hours of giving back to help an inner-city Detroit neighborhood in need while having fun doing so. All activities performed will be done utilizing social distancings.

Also, All equipment, supplies and tools needed for this event will be provided by UDC.

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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.
Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Saint Louis StreetDetroit, MI 48234

(42.43301,-83.04151)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 to 4 hours with social distancing
  • Willing to lend a helping hand to assist a Detroit community in need. Enjoy the outdoors and doing landscape work.

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