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Landscaper Needed to Grade Soil of Vacant Lot to Ground Level

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Urban Development Corporation

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Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low to moderate-income families who live in inner-city neighborhoods of Detroit. UDC serves an area of Detroit that was not originally included as part of the hardest hit funding. Notwithstanding we remain steadfast in our commitment to bring stabilization, revitalization, and sustainability to the area.

During covid-19, UDC has embarked upon the renovation of two adjacent vacant lots that were filled with debris inclusive of used tires, dead fallen trees, and overgrown vegetation. Through the help of many volunteers, UDC is proud to proclaim that we can now see two pine trees that were once in the midst of a forest. Upon the completion of the renovations of the vacant, it will be used a community gather space.

At this time we are seeking a landscape company willing to volunteer to lend a helping hand to a Detroit community in need by grading the soil of the vacant lot to ground level.

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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 StDetroit, MI 48234

(42.43301,-83.04151)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 8 hours
  • Have a bobcat and a willingness to help and community very much in need.

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