Pelting rain and cloudy skies were not enough to stop the good deeds of Amerisure employees.
Sixteen volunteers recently participated in a Detroit neighborhood beautification and cleanup project through Life Remodeled, a Michigan-based nonprofit that aims to “bust blight” and help the area thrive.
As part of Life Remodeled’s Six Day Project, Amerisure’s team leaders and volunteers focused on contributing to safer and more beautiful streets for families to live, play, and walk to school, and other community-related activities. The company was among hundreds of organizations volunteering to assist from Oct 2-7.
Participant duties included a variety of outdoor projects and physical yard work to remove blight from vacant properties, including cleaning and removing debris and litter, mowing lawns, cutting down overgrown weeds, and sweeping. Life Remodeled sponsors presented a walkthrough of the day’s activities and provided tools and equipment for each team to utilize during their cleanup activities on designated streets.
“It was amazing to see so many volunteers at the event who were showing up to help out,” said Dawn Baltes, Amerisure’s Manager, Learning, Development & Talent Management, who participated in the cleanup with the team on October 6 and has volunteered at the event with Amerisure in prior years.
By the end of the volunteer shift, Amerisure’s participants made a clear and lasting impact to help shape the revitalization of a block of Detroit’s Cooley community, located on the northwest side of Detroit.
“As a Detroiter, this initiative is very important to me — it’s great to help revitalize the city,” Baltes said.
About Life Remodeled
Inspired by “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Life Remodeled is a nonprofit organization that works to clean up Detroit. The charity has grown over the years and now holds the neighborhood-beautification event over six days each year with more than 10,000 volunteers from multiple organizations. Since 2014, the event has repaired 194 homes, beautified over 2,000 city blocks, invested $43.5 million, and engaged more than 77,000 volunteers. For more information on Life Remodeled, visit liferemodeled.org.