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200 Volunteers to gather for 'Day of Service' to help Flint

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FLINT – On Saturday, around 200 volunteers will be participating in five different service projects around the Flint community as part of National Volunteer Week, Global Youth Service Day and Michigan State University's Global Day of Service.

Each project will have different times and locations.

Keep the Corridor Clean - Saturday, April 16, 9a.m. - 2 p.m.
University Avenue Corridor
Kettering and UM-Flint Students will join AmeriCorps Urban Safety Corps members and neighborhood volunteers to beautify the University Avenue Corridor, focusing on making the neighborhood safer, especially for kids.
 
Spring-up for edible flint- Saturday, April 16, 11a.m.- 3 p.m.
MSU-E Demonstration Garden, corner of W. Fifth Avenue and Begole Street (across from Hurley Medical Center)
MSU students and volunteers will assist Flint residents in preparing 12 garden beds, building raised garden boxes, and constructing greenhouse tents from recyclable plastic water bottles.
 
Keeping Flint Beautiful and Blight Free - Saturday, April 16, 11a.m.- 3 p.m.
Various Sites (600 Block of Bloor Avenue, #820-832 Victoria, CBC Recycling Site, Civic Park School Area)
MSU students and volunteers will coordinate with City of Flint Blight Management and the City VISTA Program to remove blight and clean up residential areas and neighborhood spaces.
 
Rain barrel beautification - Saturday, April 16, 11a.m.-3 p.m.
Flint Farmers' Market, 300 E. First St.
Flint youth will be painting and decorating rain barrels which will be donated to local residents to be used to water lawns and gardens.