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Hundreds fix up Cody High after WXYZ report

Posted: 7:11 PM, May 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-14 23:11:36Z

Nearly 400 volunteers were on hand Saturday to give Detroit's Cody High School a makeover after a 7 Action News Fix My School report.

Students at the school called 7 Action News in January saying they were sick and tired of having ceiling tiles fall on their heads as they tried to learn.

Rachid Elabed, the Community Engagement Manager at The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) says he saw the story and decided he could be part of the solution. He went to the leadership team and suggested they take on fixing the school for a community service project.  They made it part of the 12th Annual Arab American Service Day.

Lowes and Home Depot donated supplies to help fix up the school, but more supplies are needed and there is work to be done.

7 Action News is committed to telling stories with the goal of improving schools. If there is something we should be covering email us at fixmyschool@wxyz.com .