Supply chain group leads Habitat for Humanity cleanup event
The Global Supply Chain Management Association on April 13 successfully coordinated the Habitat for Humanity Blight Cleanup on Detroit's east side near the Coleman A. Young International Airport. The clean-up crew was comprised of over 70 people, which included a mix of students, faculty and represenatives from the Global Supply Chain Management Industry Advisory Board companies (Mahle, Ryder, Magna, Ford, General Motors, FCA, Meritor and more).
The group removed brush and cleared a lot for a Habitat for Humanity house to be built on. Jack Mazur, a senior majoring in global supply chain, said the event was a great way for Ilitch Business students to give back to the City of Detroit and to collaborate with faculty and industry professionals for a good cause.
"It was a lot of fun having the chance to make a tangible difference in the Detroit community, especially being able to work alongside fellow students, Wayne State faculty and industry professionals," he said.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit that aims to improve living conditions of people in need. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families. Habitat for Humanity Detroit was founded in 1986 and has served nearly 400 families in Detroit moving them from substandard living conditions to more stable home enviroments.