Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley and local organizations will spend Saturday improving the neighborhood of Ypsilanti

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley and several Washtenaw County organizations and businesses will spend Saturday sprucing up the West Willow neighborhood.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., about 20 volunteers will paint, clean and organize the neighborhood community center, build a small free library, plant flowers and prepare a community garden. Some volunteers will help neighborhood residents with yard work or drop off litter as part of Habitat’s community development program, according to a statement.

West Willow, located in the 48198 zip code area of ​​Ypsilanti, is one of Habitat for Humanity’s Huron Valley partner areas.

Since 2012, the nonprofit organization has worked in the area to renovate ten homes, help more than 300 residents with home improvement projects, and help with resident-led initiatives in the neighborhood. He is currently renovating five more houses to sell to community members who want to own.

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Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley was established in 1989. Since then, it has worked with 11,000 residents and organizations to build or renovate more than 260 homes in Washtenaw County and participated in more than 6,500 home improvement projects.

Learn about Habitat’s many programs here.

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