The City of Sterling Heights has scheduled Saturday, November 5th as this year’s fall Community Pride & SHINE Day, encouraging residents to make their properties “SHINE” in preparation for the winter months.
The citywide cleanup is part of the SHINE (Sterling Heights Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence) program aimed at protecting property values by encouraging all residents to maintain the exterior of their homes. SHINE 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. If you qualify, or have a family member, friend or neighbors who would qualify, contact Community Relations at the number below.
Volunteers from area churches, businesses and the Sterling Heights Volunteer Corps will be available on the Pride & SHINE Day to help residents with such chores as raking, pruning dead flowers and picking up debris. Volunteers will be gathering at First Church of Sterling Heights, at 39400 Dequindre Road. Anyone wishing to help is welcome to join the volunteers and meet at 9:30 a.m.
In addition to coordinating the special cleanup day November 5th, the SHINE program also encourages residents to join the “Sterling Heights Volunteer Corps” to assist with a variety of city services, SHINE projects and special events throughout the year. To register for the “Sterling Heights Volunteer Corps,” visit www.sterling-heights.net and click on “Volunteer Opportunities” on the home page. For more information, call Community Relations at (586) 446-2470.