Brother Rice High School volunteers and project leaders banding together to help clean up Eight Mile Road
Once again, Detroit and the suburbs were brought together on May 3 by 8MBA for a great day of cleaning, planting, painting, and fellowship.
This year on Saturday, May 3rd:
- More than 200 volunteers helped us plant gardens and remove approximately ten tons of litter and debris from the corridor.
- We also had support from our local, county and state agencies, with litter pick-up, mowing and landscaping work in public rights-of-way, removal of graffiti on underpasses.
- Even extra police patrols were on hand near cleanup sites to lend their support.
There were a total of 8 projects, with Farwell Field being the largest.
Farwell Field on Detroit’s eastside received a lot of attention from volunteers, including Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Redford Township Supervisor Tracey Schultz Kobylarz, staff from Detroit City Councilman Scott Benson’s office, Chrysler employees, students from Birmingham Brother Rice and a host of volunteers from local block clubs.
The gazebo received some roof repairs, the gardens were planted with flowers and vegetables, welcome signs were painted and trash was picked up, leaving Farwell Field looking refreshed and gleaming.
Other areas of Eight Mile receiving a little Clean The D love were repainted fire hydrants near Mound, trash removal near the railroad crossings, and brush and debris removal at a number of locations.
Many thanks to our sponsors this year:
Youth Service America, Chrysler, Nono’s Pizza, CITGO, ITC Holdings, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Belmont Shopping Center, Community United For Progress, the Miss Michigan organization and Imperial Market.
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