(WXYZ) - Year after year, they watched the neighborhood they love decline. Alleys became jungles, and houses sat vacant.
When they couldn't get help, a group of senior citizens took matters into their own hands.
"I just got out here and cleaned up behind my house and the house behind me," said longtime Detroit resident Daisy Day. "Then the rest just joined in, we've been working every since."
Daisy will be 71 years old next month. To her age is just a number.
"Age don't mean nothing. It's determination and what you are willing to do."
Daisy loves the city and her neighborhood. As the weeds grew behind her house, so did her determination to do something about.
Her spirit became the catalyst for change. With others helping, she hopes to clear six blocks of the alley. It's a big job. It's filled with mountains of trash.
Daisy and the others are hoping to rally neighbors to help in a big clean-up.
They are asking volunteers to meet at Wildemere Park across from the Whitlow barbershop on Sept. 7th at 9 am.
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