Detroiters Clean Up As Part Of Arise Detroit! Neighborhoods Day

Detroiters and supporters came out August 3rd to clean up Detroit as a part of Arise Detroit! Neighborhoods Day.

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Over 100 community organizations participated in cleaning up neighborhoods throughout Detroit. One particular organization, Blight No More in Detroit, focused on several blocks in the Bagley Community near W. 7 Mile and Prairie.

They picked up trash and mowed the grass at a large vacant lot on the corner of W. 7 Mile and Prairie, along with homes on Prairie, Monica and Stopel.

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Bagley resident Patricia Wells (pictured above) founded Blight No More in Detroit in 2012.

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Rochelle, owner of Tips and Toes Nail Salon, was gracious enough to join in on the clean up by sweeping up the grass clippings.

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Markia, Lathan, and Greg wielded the lawn mowers with great precision.

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Andy was in charge of tackling the edges.

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The lot was truly transformed after the clean up was complete.

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Mr. Parker handled the weed whacker like a professional.

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Greg (pictured in the blue shirt) brought a cooler full of water, pop, and freeze-pops which was very much appreciated.

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Young Detroiter Deangelo braved the hot sun and went on to cut many lawns.

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Neighborhood resident, Kevin, came out to show support and was nice enough to pose for a photo in front of his beautiful garden.

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Jasmine (pictured above) was not only the youngest participant, she was also the hardest worker. 🙂

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Patricia and her nephew posed for a last photo to cap off Neighborhoods Day in the Bagley Community.

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