General Motors will be stepping up in the Detroit Cody Rouge community to help clean up the area. 2,500 employees will take to the community to board up vacant homes, clean up empty lots and do their best to tackle school and neighborhood improvements.
The employees are all a part of teamGM Cares, and this particular project will be an alliance between the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance (CRCAA), Cody High School and additional corporations.
“Our organization has been working for 10 years to create a strong, sustainable community for residents and businesses,” says Kenyetta Campbell, CRCAA executive director. “We are excited to partner with GM to help amplify our work.”
Specifically, GM will make a handful of improvements to Cody High including:
- a new concession stand
- fitness park
- soccer field
“GM’s employees made great progress two years ago and now we are returning to work with residents and community leaders to create a safer, sustainable neighborhood where families and businesses can thrive,” said Heidi Magyar, director of GM Community Outreach.
The week of hard work will include an Employee and Community Family Fun Day on Aug. 20, where residents and employee volunteers will relax over food and music. GM employees will distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to neighborhood students at the Fun Day.