Volunteers from General Motors will soon set a record when they deep clean a high school, board up vacant residences, whack weeds and mow lawns next week as part of the non-profit Life Remodeled project in Osborn neighborhood of Detroit. A community with a blight problem.
A record 3,700 volunteers–engineers, marketers, designers and others from GM’s four southeast campuses in Michigan–will descend on the blighted neighborhood and take on about 40 percent of the Life Remodeled project.
Luckily, the volunteers won’t have to go at it alone, as they will be joined by GM construction and landscaping suppliers with backhoes, tree chippers and other landscaping equipment.
“It means a lot that our suppliers are working alongside teamGMCares volunteers, using their expertise to help make a difference to help bring back a community that has had a rough time for many years,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of GM Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. Reuss is also a member of the Detroit Public School Coalition.
Life Remodeled is a whole lot more than just a one-time project, however. It’s a thriving non-profit organization that partners with various companies and volunteers, like those from GM, to help revitalize and remodel neighborhoods, schools, and various other projects in Michigan.
The clean-up is scheduled to begin this week.