One thing the past twelve months have taught us is that community matters. In good times, and in the bad, pulling together to help one another is more important than ever.

Get our free mobile app

One local Flint group is building on the sentiment to fight an ongoing issue plaguing Flint. Neighborhoods are battling blight that is taking away from the beauty and landscape of once picturesque areas within the city.

Fighting the problem has become the mission of The Sarvis Park Neighborhood Association. With a mission focused on restoring  pride and the value of the real estate in our area while bridging the generational gap through community engagement, the group has organized an event to start revitalizing areas in the city starting with Sarvis Park.

The event will take place on April 24th at Sarvis Park starting at 9:45am. Neighbors, residents, and those wishing to help spruce up the park are encouraged to join in on day of pride and clean-up to the neighborhood park. In a statement, the group said,

"Since fighting blight is an ongoing issue in our town, we want to team up with all concerned community stakeholders. We do our part by assisting in keeping the city one neighborhood at a time, starting with the Sarvis Park neighborhood. We hope to create a movement that continues to propel Flint Forward."

Those wishing to attend and help are encouraged to register ahead of time by calling  (810) 955-5401 or sending a email to ladel_lewis@yahoo.com to ensure an accurate food count. Although some supplies will be available, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools as supplies will be limited.

You can check out all the wonderful things The Sarvis Park Neighborhood Association is doing in the community by visiting their Facebook page.

You can get more positive news with The Goods every morning sponsored by The Twisted Burger Diner.

 

 

UP NEXT: 9 Great Selfie Spots In Downtown Flint