Neighborhood Beautification Day in Jefferson-Chalmers!

A day of beautification in Jefferson-Chalmers was held Saturday, September 27th in collaboration with our community partner Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan! Approximately 40 volunteers signed up to assist in the clean - up which resulted in the beautification of 3 vacant lots, including massive removal of debris and overgrown brush and the planting of a charming rain garden. For approximately 5 hours, individuals of all ages, including many Jefferson-Chalmers residents, worked in teams to clean up 3 vacant lots of overgrown brush and debris, and plant a rain garden.

Launched in support of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant received by JEI, this initiative not only allowed us to beautify the area, but enhance accessibility and safety. As shared by Michelle Lee, JEI’s Director of Housing and Neighborhood Services, “JEI believes strongly in being good stewards that go beyond brick & mortar. As such, keeping our communities clean, safe & beautiful remains a priority toward increasing sustainability within our service corridor.”

We thank our amazing group of volunteers for the hard work and dedication put into this effort! We would also like to thank MSDHA, Letty Azar, City of Detroit District 4 Manager, AmeriCorps Urban Safety, Hope House leadership and volunteers and the team at Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan for your assistance in making this a great and productive day!

Enjoy photos from this day in this Facebook Photo Essay! (Photo credit: James Morris)

Sabrina Underwood