DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2022 — Michigan state Rep. Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) will once again partner with Detroit Blight Busters for a day of service on Monday, Jan. 17, in commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Last year during Young’s first year in office, she, along with her staff and a host of volunteers, did a clean-up project in the Old Redford area. They cleaned up several illegal dumpsites and boarded up and painted neighborhood art on vacant homes.
“I have been a hands-on advocate for community revitalization and beautification for decades,” said Rep. Young. “I was blessed to experience the gratitude, especially of seniors on the block, last year when our efforts made it safer and cleaner for them and others to live. I look forward to extending the progress that’s been made with this year’s project on Grand River.”
The Grand River project includes clean-up along Grand River and helping renowned artist Chazz Miller paint a mural on what’s known as the Sunflower Building.
“This community has always been able to count on Stephanie Young’s support. We are fortunate to have her as our state representative. Go Team Go!” said John George, president and CEO of Detroit Blight Busters.
Volunteers are still needed and can register the same day at 9 a.m. at the Detroit Blight Busters building, 17340 Lahser Road in Detroit. COVID protocols will be in place and PPE will be distributed, including N95 masks and gloves. Packaged refreshments will also be available.