Motor City Makeover cleanup effort continues May 13 in Districts 4 & 5


Hundreds of Detroit residents and community organizations will clean lots, alleys and parks and plant flowers on May 13 in Districts 4 & 5, the second weekend of Motor City Makeover.

Here are some of the projects scheduled for May 13:

District 4

Denby Neighborhood Alliance from 9 a.m. - noon

Sandra Turner-Handy (313) 926-9811 Project Area: I-94 to Kelly Rd & 14896 Houston Whittier - 10 volunteers

Yorkshire Woods from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mose Primus (313) 909-4564  Project Area: Nottingham between Grayton & Britain - 10 volunteers

District 5

Dream of Detroit from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mark Crain (313) 408-5961 Project Area: Woodrow Wilson at Tyler (near Davison Freeway) 50 volunteers Central Detroit Christian Lisa Johanon  (313) 454-1181 Project Area: 1550 Taylor Street

There's Still Time to Register

It’s not too late for individuals and groups to join the City of Detroit's cleanup and beautification effort, which continues one more Saturday, May 20 in Districts 6 & 7. 

Individuals, community groups, block clubs, business owners, churches and schools must register with the City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods in order to receive a limited supply of bags and gloves, as well as information regarding special pickups of bagged litter and roll-off containers.

The City also is still accepting financial or in-kind donations.  To register as a volunteer or to make a donation, go to

The Motor City Makeover 365 campaign focuses on cleaning, beautification, recycling, adopting parks and vacant lots, and gardening.