Moross Greenway Project gets donation from St. John
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CONTACT: Sheila O’Hara
MOROSS GREENWAY PROJECT CAMPAIGN GETS MAJOR SUPPORT FROM ST. JOHN PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM
(DETROIT) ----The Moross Greenway Project got a significant boost this week from St. John Providence Health System toward the Project’s plan to reforest and re-landscape the seven islands on Moross Road, from the I-94 service drive to the health system's flagship hospital St. John Hospital and Medical Center. St. John Providence Health System pledged $250,000, over a five-year period, towards the Project’s goal of $600,000.
“ St. John Providence Health System has been a real partner in our effort to revitalize this major Eastside thoroughfare,” said Sheila O’Hara, president of the Moross Greenway. “Thanks to support from St. John Providence, we are well on our way to continuing and complimenting the Moross Road beautification efforts initiated by St. John Hospital across from its main campus.”
"St. John Providence is proud to partner with the Moross Greenway Project on their vision to create a welcoming environment for residents and visitors," said Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH, president and CEO, St. John Providence Health System. "St. John Hospital and Medical Center is a longtime member of the community and takes pride in collaborating with our neighbors in beautification efforts."
The Moross Greenway Project, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is an historic collaborative effort of volunteer residents of the City of Detroit and its suburban neighborhoods. The Project partners include not only the contiguous Eastside communities bordering Moross Road, but also local churches, garden clubs, civic, industrial and commercial organizations who are working together across city and political boundaries to enhance Eastside living. The Project involves the planting of trees, shrubs and perennials that will provide a sustainable landscape including native plants and an irrigation system to ensure that they will thrive. The first phase of the Project’s beautification effort was launched in June 2011 with the planting of 191 trees along Moross Road in partnership with The Greening of Detroit.
“Those interested in supporting the Project can make a tax-deductible contribution on our secure website, www.morossgreenway.org, or by sending a check to 155 West Congress, Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48226,” noted O’Hara. “There are giving opportunities for adopting an entire island and for smaller gifts, as well. We appreciate everyone’s support, large and small.”