Help Renew the Avenue on May 10

May 9, 2014

More than 100 volunteers are needed to assist with painting and cleanup efforts along University Avenue beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 10

Kettering University students, faculty and staff as well as community volunteers have already participated in University Avenue cleanup efforts in preparation for Saturday's Paint What Matters and Flint Brush Up initiatives.

More than 100 volunteers are needed to assist with painting and cleanup efforts along University Avenue beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 10 in conjunction with the Benjamin Moore Paint Company’s Paint What Matters and the University Avenue Corridor Coalition’s Flint Brush Up: Renew the Avenue initiatives.

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These efforts, held simultaneously, will coordinate more than 30 projects along University Avenue, between McLaren Regional Medical Center and the University of Michigan-Flint campus. The cleanup efforts will culminate with a celebration from 2-5 p.m. on University Square at the corner of University Avenue and Grand Traverse. It will include a press conference, music, cake and more.

“We have a variety of projects that include painting, edging sidewalks, mowing, trimming brush and cleanup that volunteers can participate in,” said Jack Stock, Kettering University director of external relations. “Thanks to the work of many partners in the community, there has already been great progress made in improving the appearance University Avenue. These projects on May 10 will further enhance and beautify this area, showing off the unique character of this important asset to the city.”

Benjamin Moore has provided more than $100,000 worth of paint, supplies and labor to the project after online voting last summer led to Flint’s selection as one of 20 communities nationwide to have targeted areas painted and refurbished.

Volunteers can meet in front of the Campus Center Building at Kettering University at 8:30 a.m. to find projects available to work on throughout the corridor. For more information, contact Jack Stock at jstock@kettering.edu or (810) 762-7873.


Written By Patrick Hayes | Contact: Patrick Hayes - phayes@kettering.edu - (810) 762-9639