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Volunteers sought for annual Detroit beautification effort

Associated Press

Detroit – A nonprofit, community mobilization coalition wants Detroit businesses, groups and individuals to take part in its annual Neighborhoods Day.

ARISE Detroit! says volunteers are needed to help beautify, clean up and remove blight from city neighborhoods.

Luther Keith launched the nonprofit ARISE Detroit! in 2006 to connect people and organizations doing good volunteer work all across the city.

Neighborhoods Day is Saturday and more than 200 organizations already have registered for community service projects.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has committed with more than 250 employees to beautify and spruce up 16 Detroit public schools buildings and participate in six other community service projects.

ARISE Detroit! Executive Director Luther Keith says “there are many neighborhood groups that are stretched for resources and a few volunteers can make a big difference for them on Neighborhoods Day.”