This Saturday, as part of MSU’s Global Day of service, 35 volunteers came from Michigan State to the Southwest Lansing neighborhood. The students came eager to work, and along with community partners, started on two cleanup project.
The first project was a Southwest Action Group (SWAG)-partnered cleanup of the Pleasant Grove/Holmes intersection. Volunteers swept the dirt off of the sidewalk, collected trash, and raked leaves away from the storm drains.
The second project was led by the South Side Community Coalition (SSCC), and involved clearing brush from the vacant lot behind the SSCC building, in preparation for future lot activation.
Here are some metrics from the event:
- Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
- Number of Volunteers: 38
- Total Volunteer Hours: 190
- Bags of Trash: 24
- Bags of Yard Waste: 3
- Cubic Feet of Brush Removed: 450
Thank you to MSU, the Ingham County Treasurer’s Office, 1910 Meat Market, BW Hair Fashions, Center of the Plate, the SSCC, and the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition for everything they did to make this event a success!