10th Annual National Arab American Service Day

METRO DETROIT ORGANIZATIONS COLLABORATE TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN SERVICE DAY IN SOUTHWEST DETROIT

DETROIT, Mich. – Over 400 Detroit-area residents will join 2,000 Americans from 11 states on Saturday, May 17 as volunteers for the 10th annual National Arab American Service Day. Hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a project of ACCESS, in partnership with Healthy Detroit, Clark Park Coalition and AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project at Wayne State University, volunteers will help build the city’s first outdoor fitness center, install two new sand volleyball courts, board up seven neighboring houses, and more.

 

WHO:

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

Healthy Detroit

Clark Park Coalition
Wayne State AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project

                       

WHAT:

10th Annual National Arab American Service Day  

  • Boarding up seven abandoned homes
  • Fully developing two sand volleyball courts
  • Park maintenance (rake, fill divots, trash pickup, pull shrubs, clean up pool)
  • Painting (benches, baseball fencing, swings/playground, cover graffiti)
  • Gardening
  • Replace playground swings, lay in new wood chips
  • Assist with installation of fitness equipment

 

WHERE:

Clark Park

1130 Clark St.

Detroit, MI 48209

 

WHEN:

Saturday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

WHY:

The 10th annual National Arab American Service Day is about fostering a culture of leadership and community engagement through service and volunteerism. Under its motto, “Serving Communities, Connecting People,” Service Day brings together diverse groups and individuals for one shared goal: responding creatively to their community’s needs.

                                                                                                                                          

HOW:

For more information or to register to volunteer, visit www.nnaac.org.

 

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