1,500 University of Michigan students pitch in on annual Detroit Partnership Day
More than 1,500 University of Michigan student volunteers used Detroit Partnership Day Saturday to lend a helping hand to the struggling city, the Detroit Free Press reports.
It was the largest turnout of U-M students for the annual day of volunteering since 1,400 showed up in 2001, the newspaper reported in a story published Sunday. Former Wolverines football coach Lloyd Carr, who began his teaching and coaching career in the city, thanked the volunteers afterward by shouting “Go Blue!”
Students partnered with dozens of neighborhood groups and nonprofits throughout the city to spruce up parks and schools, clear graffiti, plant flowers, board up vacant structures and prepare vacant lots to become urban gardens.
About 200 employees from Chrysler Group LLC also joined the citywide effort. The Auburn Hills-based automaker donated $4,000 to the effort.
For more, read the Free Press story.