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Posted on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 5:14 a.m.

Brickman partners with Habitat for Humanity and Toyota to improve Ypsilanti home

By Staff

On Sept. 14, Canton-based firm Brickman partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley and Toyota to repair and remodel a home in Ypsilanti. The charitable project was one of Brickman's Founders Day activities.


Brickman Account Manager John Shourd laying out plants at an Ypsilanti home as part of a Brickman's Founders Day project.

photos courtesy of Brickman

Founder’s Day was initiated in 1939 to encourage Brickman branches to take time to thank and give back to the communities in which they live and work.


The finished landscaping project.

On Sept. 14, Brickman teamed with Habitat for Humanity and Toyota to remodel and update the landscaping at 6118 S. Miami St. in Ypsilanti, with remodeling sponsored by Toyota and landscape provided by The Brickman Group. In recent years, nonprofit Habitat for Humanity has shifted its focus from building new houses for low-income families to rehabilitating existing homes.

Staff were on site from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and, at the end, Brickman staff presented a new lawnmower to the homeowners to help them maintain the new landscaping.

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