24-Hour Major Crime Summaries are now being provided by the Flint Police Department. A link has been added to the “Links of Interest” area below.
Research strongly associates volunteering to stronger communities, measurable health benefits, individual academic achievement and community participation. Learn about opportunities and join other volunteers on this Global Service Day.
Spring Cleanup Resources
With a second year of funding from Cities of Service Impact Volunteer funds, the City and its many Love Your City partners have scheduled the following city-wide events.
May 5-9 Republic Services will be conducting a Special Pickup of unlimited large items (No refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or cast iron tubs). Items must be placed curbside by 8 am, Monday.
May 12-16 Republic Services will be conducting a Special Pickup of unlimited bagged trash during this week. All bags must be placed curbside by 8am Monday. All bags must weigh under 50 pounds. No hazardous materials or chemicals. This does not affect regular garbage day pickup.
May 10th This Saturday as been designated Graffiti Free Day - weather permitting. Paint and supplies have been provided by Home Depot. The rain date should the May 10th date be cancelled is May 31st. Report graffiti locations or volunteer by contacting the Blight Coordinators Office, (810) 237-2090 or email@example.com
May 17th The Love Your City Tire Buy Back will take place this Saturday; date, times and location to be determined.
May 19-23 Republic Services will be conducting a Special Pickup of unlimited bundled brush/law debris during this week. All bundles must be no longer than 4 feet long and branches must be less than 4 inches thick. No trees, trunks, stumps or logs. Items must be placed curbside by 8am Monday of this week. This will not affect regular garbage day and yard waste pickup.
Cities of Service Request for Resources Applications Available
With second year funding from a Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund grant to the City the Flint Blue Badge Volunteer Corps is focusing on both blight and emergency preparedness initiatives to advance public safety efforts in Flint. $50,000 of the $100,000 grant will be allocated to the Love Your City (blight elimination) initiative. These dollars will be used to leverage additional resources from the City’s many Love Your City partners. Any group of volunteers with a blight elimination project within the City is eligible to participate. This includes, but is not limited to neighborhood groups, block clubs and associations, community and civic groups, non-profit organizations, school groups or other interested parties. Click here for the 2014 Cities of Service Request for Resources Application of Interest.
Flint Police Department
James Tolbert, Chief
210 E. 5th Street
Blue Badge Service Centers
Ballenger Highway Service Center
1210 N. Ballenger Hwy
Hurley Service Center
One Hurley Plaza
Kearsley Park/Mott Service Center
1909 Kearsley Park Blvd.
Kettering Service Center
1700 University Avenue
Northside Service Center
4601 M.L.K. Avenue
Southside Service Center
Lincoln United Methodist Church
3410 Fenton Road
(810)-228-3198 NOTE New Phone Number
Awards are given out in the following categories. Visit our Volunteers Page for pictures and stories of this year’s award winners!
Business Award – Presented to a business for outstanding landscaping/plant use around a building, sign and/or entrance area;
Community Hero Award – Presented to an individual working behind the scenes to make the community a more beautiful place to live;
Innovation Award - Presented to an individual or entity for the development and implementation of a unique beautification project;
Neighborhood Organization/Block Club Award – Presented to a neighborhood organization or block club for an outstanding clean up and/or beautification project;
Recycling Award – Presented to an individual or entity for an outstanding recycling project;
Tall Oak Award – Presented to an individual or entity making the greatest contribution to the cleaning and/or beautification of Genesee County;
Urban Gardening Award – Presented to an entity that has made a positive contribution to the community through the planting of an urban garden; and
Youth Garden Award – Presented to an entity that has planted an outstanding educational or recreational garden by or for youth (ages K-12).
Flint Neighborhoods United: New Owner of Flint Our Community Our Voice
Flint Our Community Our Voice “seeks to provide all residents with a single source of information to connect us; a medium of information to help one another. The positive stories of what is happening in Flint’s neighborhoods is the real strength of our community and is often not heard in traditional media. Articles in the February-March issue include: