ARISE Detroit! prepares for Neighborhoods Day clean-up

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 19:19:28-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — ARISE Detroit! is preparing for their 15th annual Neighborhoods Day clean-up effort across the city.

Joining us to talk about it in tonight's 7 UpFront report is event organizer Luther Keith.

You can see the full interview in the video player above.

"It's a clean-up day, but it's also a lot more than a clean-up day," Keith says." It's a day we started 15 years ago because we wanted to celebrate the neighborhoods of Detroit and we ask, this day, all the churches, block clubs, and community groups to do something in their neighborhood to show how they're making a difference in the city. Many people choose to do beautification and clean-up projects, but many others choose to hold school supply giveaways, food giveaways, parades, paint houses, so there's a lot of things going on, but clean-up and beautification is certainly a big part of it, but not the only part."