Monday, October 5, 2015


A lots been going on to beautify our neighborhood and meet the needs of the residents. Habitat has started rehabbing house number 3. It is located at 1041 Nash. There was a large turnout for the kick off on Oct.1st. 
Work began again on the Fence Project (replacing fence on McCartney) and more and more resident have come out to help. Lots of fencing still needs to go up so I hope volunteers are plenty.  We are scheduled to work on the fence Fridays and Saturdays, 9-4pm tell Nov. 21st. Lunch provided!! It's been great partnering with Habitat of Huron Valley. A special thanks to Shataura Clayborne, West Willow Community  Coordinator (h4h) for her relentless hours dedicated to West Willow.

Today, Oct. 5, 2015 Mi-Work begins providing service out of the CRC at 10am to noon. Come out and see how you can receive training and land a job. They will be at the CRC the 1st Monday of the month to assist  the residents. Come and see what it's all about.  Pass the word to our young people and anyone in need of a job.

 Saturday, Oct. 10th will be a Community Clean-Up Day so there maybe a break from the fence project. But it would be great to have enough volunteers to do both! Projects have been sited throughout the community that will be worked on. Please let us know if you have some ideas or know of a senior who could use some help.

The Community Garden is just about done growing for this season. The cold weather crops are striving and will be available for a little longer. Thank you to all those who worked in the garden.Those I know of are Joan McCollum, Kelly, Lula Jackson and friend, Clayton Glover, young people from Eugene street and myself.  Paul , Clayton and (I believe) Aaron helped keep the yard and garden trimmed all summer long. Thanks everyone.

We appreciate Peggy and Jim Kofahi who stepped up to fill the position of Treasurer and chairperson of the Citizen Patrol. There is still room for more people to fill positions on the  executive board. Please contact Linda Mealing at 734-483-8195 for more information and questions.

The Action  Teams are regrouping and looking for new members. Please connect with a group so we can continue on with plans for youth activities, improvements throughout the community, family events and making West Willow a safer place to live. After school Tutoring is now taking place at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Faith Tradition has Tuesday night programs for young people.

Thank you, thank you Lowe's for the grant that has allowed so much improvements to be possible.

The picnic in August was fantastic. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible. All the volunteer workers made it happen. Appreciations will be announced at the November 16th yearly Potluck. We hope to have it at  New Covenant Church and are waiting for a confirmation. So please check back or look for more info.

West Willow is on the MOVE to a better and safe community. Step up and be apart of the CHANGE. SEE A PROBLEM , LET'S TAKE ACTION AND BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

NWWNA Meeting on Monday

Please come out and join other residents of West Willow on Monday, Sept.21st at 7pm.-830pm at the Community Resource Center(crc) located at 2057 Tyler rd. COME AND CONNECT! Be apart of the many projects and improvements being planned and implemented. COME, SHARE and be INFORMED! Let us know what's happening on your street. Is there a problem or perhaps a time to brag about having the greatest neighbor in West Willow. We seek to address problems and invite you to be apart of the solution. It takes a committed team to make change. Our special guest will be Mike Radzik of YT. As always we have police, fire and Ypsi Twp board representatives. SEE YOU MONDAY. Parking available at CRC and nextdoor at Whitehead COGIC.

West Willow Fence Project

Volunteers needed. Help Habitat for Humanity along with our partners Lowe's as we continue to rebuild the fence along the bike path on McCartney Ave. in Ypsilanti Township West Willow Neighborhood.
West Willow Fence Build Volunteers Day specifics:
Volunteer Days- Friday and Saturday. Sept.18th and 19th
                           Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25th and  26th
All days start at 9am and end at 4pm.  Any amount of help will be appreciated. Lunch provided. All tools provided. No skills required. Youth Volunteers ages 16-17 yrs. must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Sign up  at www.
For more information contact Shataura Clayborn .

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Greater Faith Transition Distributes Free Food to Community

Greater Faith and their members gather on the 1st and 4th Tuesday of each month to distribute food to those in need throughout the community. They are located at 670 Onandaga St.(old Kaiser School) in the West Willow Subdivision. They are open 1-4pm and you enter at the west end of the building(nearest to Eugene st.). Thank you Pastor Ford and your congregation for your service to the community.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Please come out and enjoy time with other residents of West Willow. See and hear what's been happening and get on a team to change the future of West Willow. There will be non-profit vendor tables and community info.  Day events include lots of FREE FOOD, youth and adult games, video truck, Cake Walk, music,Ballin' in the Willow Playoffs, possibly baseball, volleyball and horse shoes. Fly Art will be there from 3-4 pm to help kids with a special art and craft project.Come on out to all the fun!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Please come out and get the latest updates from our fire, police and township representatives. Our guest will be Jeff Allen from Residential Services. We need more to helpers to make this year picnic GREAT. Sign up at the meeting or call Linda at 734-483-8195.

Friday, August 7, 2015


We are in need of more people to help get our picnic completely planned.  It is scheduled for Aug.29th, noon-5pm. and located in the West Willow Park. Areas you can help with are: supplying a cooker, helping with cooking, serving, planning events of the day, set-up crew, clean up -crew, etc. At the picnic we will having: food, non-profit vendor booth, youth games, cake walk(cakes needed), Balling the Willow basketball play offs, baseball game, West Willow churches, school supplies( 1st come 1st serve while they last), gifts to pass on and more! DO YOU HAVE IDEAS OR CONTRIBUTIONS? Contact someone on the NWWNA Board. My number is Linda @ 734-483-8195 for directions to the picnic planner.

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Sunday August 9, 2015 Ypsi Paint will be helping residents whose homes are in need of exterior painting and work in their yard. To sign up to help call Eric Dotzauer  at 734-604-8569. You can also check out their web or the notice on West Willow Facebook to sign up on line. It maybe that you qualify to receive their help too! Check out their web and see how this organization is helping homeowners in need and beautifying our community.