HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Sterling Services LTD., in partnership with the City of Hamtramck, Repair the World, and The Social Forestry Project worked together to plant bushes and trees at the Sarah Sims Garrett Memorial Park on Dequindre Road, just south of Caniff.
The park memorializes Sarah Sims Garrett, the lead plaintiff in a housing discrimination lawsuit that began in 1968. She fought for the African-American residents that lost their homes to due freeway construction some 50 years ago. Sterling, led by VP of Operations Jason Eddleston, donated their time and resources to help spruce up the new park.
“We planted Box Wood Bushes and trees on the new Sarah Sims Garrett Memorial Park,” Eddleston said. “The park sits on Dequinrdre (Service Drive) just south of Caniff. We brought tools (Shovels and Rakes) and volunteered in planting. Was a great way to give back on a beautiful Saturday.”
Eddleston was joined by a group of volunteers from The Social Forestry Project. The Social Forestry Project is a highly skilled group of environmentally conscious volunteers who love to plant trees. They work with other non-profit and like-minded community organizations to make Detroit and Southeast Michigan communities more green.