Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, local organizations to spend Saturday improving Ypsilanti neighborhood

Volunteers get to work on renovating the Simby family home in Ypsilanti on March 26, 2021. (Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley)

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley and several Washtenaw County organizations and businesses will spend Saturday beautifying the West Willow neighborhood.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., around 20 volunteers will paint, clean and organize the neighborhood community center, build a Free Little Library, plant flowers and prepare a community garden. Some volunteers will help neighborhood residents with yard work or help with dumpster material drop-offs as part of Habitat’s Community Development Program, according to a release.

West Willow, located within the 48198 zip code area of Ypsilanti, is one of Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley’s partnering areas.

Since 2012, the nonprofit has worked within the area to renovate ten homes, help more than 300 residents with home improvement projects and help with resident-led initiatives in the neighborhood. It is currently renovating five more homes to sell to community members looking to become homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley was established in 1989. It has since worked with 11,000 residents and organizations to build or renovate more than 260 homes in Washtenaw County and help with more than 6,500 home improvement projects.

Learn more about Habitat’s many programs here.

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