Volunteers work to improve Detroit's Morningside neighborhood - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Volunteers work to improve Detroit's Morningside neighborhood

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (WJBK) -

150 service projects in just a matter of days.  A small army of volunteers have been coming together to make Detroit neighborhoods better.

There is some serious work being done in Detroit's Morningside neighborhood.  Volunteers have been working for about a week now.  A porch is getting a facelift and that's happening all over the neighborhood, and homeowners don't have to spend a dime.

"I cut the neighbors' grass and cut abandoned house grass and keep the street clean," said Alan Bell.

He is an all around good neighbor, but this week he's the one that's getting the helping hand.

The guys redoing Bell's brick walkway aren't contractors.  They're electrical engineers at GM, and they've spent this week volunteering with Handyman Ministries.

"We've already boarded up 21 of the houses and then did about 35 to 40 yard cleanups," we were told.

The project is one of many community service efforts happening all over Detroit leading up to Arise Detroit's Neighborhood Day, a day where thousands of people will come together all over the city proving that together there's no limit to what can be done.

"You hear so much about how Detroit is gone bad or it's falling apart, and so if we can do something to bring that back up, that brings the whole state of Michigan up, not only just Detroit," one person said.

"It really shows that other communities and other people care about what's happening in our community," Bell said.

Arise Detroit's Neighborhood Day is this upcoming Saturday.  For more information on Arise Detroit and Handyman Ministries, visit www.arisedetroit.org or www.handymanministries.com.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:26:48 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices