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Posted on: October 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights coordinates fall cleanup event to encourage care and beautification of property

The City of Sterling Heights continues to encourage residents to care for and beautify their properties through a myriad of efforts, with a focus on the bi-annual SHINE event slated for this Saturday, Nov. 2.

Roughly 80 volunteers will clean up more than 30 homes this Saturday with projects ranging from lawn care, leaf raking, pruning of bushes, home painting and more.

The Sterling Heights Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence (SHINE) is a citywide cleanup program aimed at protecting property values by encouraging all residents to maintain the exterior of their homes. Community Relations works with civic and church groups to provide volunteers for those residents who cannot maintain their property due to a physical or age-related condition. Volunteers help the residents with chores such as raking, pruning dead flowers, and picking up debris.

Since its inception in 2012, the SHINE program has cleaned up more than 300 homes through its spring and fall bi-annual events.

What: The City of Sterling Heights and many community groups will partner for the bi-annual SHINE Day event.

Who: Various community organizations, volunteers, Sterling Heights City Manager and Sterling Heights Community Relations Dept.

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: We will begin at First Church of Sterling Heights (39400 Dequindre, at 17 Mile Road), and volunteers will disperse to various neighborhoods throughout Sterling Heights.

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