Community Comment: Viewers react to ARISE Detroit Neighborhoods Day & Rocket Mortgage Classic

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 19:24:36-04

WXYZ DETROIT — Once again, it’s time for our Community Comments. Our Channel 7 station editorial about the upcoming ARISE Detroit Neighborhoods Day, prompted this viewer mail.

Ed Hoover wrote:

“We’ve made a lot of progress in cleaning up our Detroit neighborhoods. COVID-19 shouldn’t make us stop. If you’re healthy, put on your face mask, pick up a broom or rake, and stay at least 6-feet away from everyone else.”

Emily McDonald sent us this comment:

“Neighborhoods Day represents the true spirit of Detroiters. I’ve lived in this city my entire life. I’ve seen the good and the bad. The best always comes from taking care of your property and helping your neighbor.”

Sarah Wong asked:

“I definitely want to help but how do I join the community effort? What’s the safest way to help clean up our city? “

Ms. Wong, just go to this Community Comment on and click on the ARISE Detroit link we have provided or call (313) 921-1955.

ARISE Detroit leader Luther Keith sent us this nice text about our editorial:

“Thank you so much! This is awesome!”

It’s our pleasure, Luther.

Our Rocket Mortgage Classic editorial triggered this response from Rich Shapiro:

“It’s great to see professional sports back in Detroit. I’ll miss seeing the Classic in person this year but thrilled this tournament is moving forward to help our city.”

And finally, Douglas Alanis asked:

“Let’s get this right. They can play golf, yet playing baseball and football is a problem. Really?”

Yes, COVID-19 has forced a new normal upon us all. That’s it for now, thanks for writing and watching!

I’m C.S.