DETROIT -

The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project, in a joint effort with Henry Ford Health System, plans to board up vacant properties in the neighborhood near Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to boarding up vacant homes on Kipling Avenue, the surrounding streets, including West Grand Boulevard and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, will be cleaned of trash and shoveled.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 8th, to kick off National AmeriCorps week. Community residents, local volunteers, including HFHS employees, and elected city officials plan to attend the event.

The properties selected by AmeriCorps and Henry Ford Health System to be boarded up are considered severe safety hazards to both neighborhood residents and visitors of Henry Ford Hospital.

This event is open to the public, which is encouraged to come be part of securing a Detroit neighborhood. Volunteer check-in starts at 9:00 a.m. at 7645 Kipling Ave (located at the corner of Pallister) in Detroit. Volunteers are asked to wear warm work apparel and boots. There will be refreshments and snacks at this event.

For more information contact Amanda Gantchev at info@amusdetroit.orgmailto:info@amusdetroit.org or (947) 517-7410

To RSVP for this event, visit amusdetroit.org/volunteer