Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CRC open during School Shut Down

NWWNA would like to open the CRC as much as possible during the School Christmas shut down. Most schools are closed Dec.22- Jan.2, 2015. If you are able to volunteer during the hours of noon or 1pm to 4:30pm for one or more days please contact Linda at 734.483.8195 asap. Final dates and times will be posted once their covered. Later times for teens is a possibility. Other needs are refreshments and baked sugar cookies for decorating or cookie dough for baking and decorating items. Financial donations accepted.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


You can earn a $50 gift card - You don't have to be a West  Willow resident to help with surveys! Because of weather we will only drop off the survey to residents who wish to participate and have them return them to the drop box located at the CRC. You will not have to stand at each door to wait. If you are willing to help or even give surveys to neighbors please contact Shataura at 734-478-6331.

West Willow Women in Action meet Monday

Please come and joy your neighbors of West Willow, Sugarbrook and Gault Village. This women's group meets for fellowship, sharing and listening to guest speakers. The meeting time is 6-7pm and location is the CRC building(Community Resource Center) located at 2057 Tyler Rd. Light refreshment are served. Contact Linda for info at 734-483-8195.


Salvation Army and Free Methodist Church- 1800 Packard Rd., Ypsi., Wed., Nov. 26th, 4:30pm-6:30pm RSVP by calling Salvation Army or the churchat 734-482-2055.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church- 1344 Borgstrom Ave., Ypsi.(Gault Village area). Thurs., Nov. 27th., 2-5pm  or tell food runs out.

Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor- 227 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor. Thurs., Nov. 27th at 11:30am. Doors open at 11:15am. Thanksgiving meal for low income and homeless. People will be picked up at the Delonis Center , 312 W. Huron St., AA starting at 11am. Last shuttle leaves the church at 5pm. Church is partnering with Food Gatherers and asking for donations. People can participate in activities such as card games and watching football. Call 734-477-9135 before Nov. 27th for more info.

The Original Cottage Inn Restaurant- 512 E. Williams St., Ann Arbor. Thursday, Nov. 27th. 10:30am -1:30pm

Brown Chapel AME Church- 1043 W. Michigan Ave. , Thurs., Nov. 27th. The traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served after worship serving beginning at 10:00am. People may attend service but are not required to attend.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

RACER TRUST Willow Run Site Information and update on cleanup progress

 date: November 13, 2014
time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
location: New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church - 2345 Tyler Rd., Mi.

Remarks and updates from MDEQ, Redevelopment updates, Demolition and Remediation updates/RACER, Wetland Feasibility results, and Groundwater Treatment. There will 3 times for questions throughout meeting.

Habitat Home Ownership Orientation Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Come to a Homeownership Orientation to learn about Habitat's Homeownership Program in West Willow and how to apply. Saturday Nov. 15th at 10:30am. Location is Greater Faith Transitional  (former Kaiser school) at 670 Onandaga. Please contact Shataura Clayborne at or 734-478-6331.  You can talk to Shataura or see qualification/guidelines at Monthly income range from $1,529.00 to $5,770.00.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What's happening in West Willow

Calendar of Events:
Oct. 30th - Habitat Appeal Signing Party - 4-8pm. at the CRC ( 2057 Tyler rd.). The letters already written with tips to add a personal spin! Need all the help we can get to address letters. Come when you can, leave when you must. Contact Danielle at or 734-274-3139.

Oct. 31st. -  Hallelujah Harvest: Trunk and Treat - 6:30 to 8pm at Greater Faith Transitional Inc. , 670 Onandaga St. Just park in the parking lot and pass out your candy or drop off your candy for someone else to pass. A safer way to Trick and Treat. Light refreshments.

Oct. 31st - Harvest Festival: Christian Fellowship and fun!- 6-8pm at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 2345 Tyler rd. No customs or face painting. Movie, games, cake walk, candy bag and refreshments. Helpers, cake and candy welcomed. Contact the church at 734-35730.

Nov. 1- West Willow 1st Rehab House Workday- 9-4pm at 1210 Desoto St.  Help make this house a special home for a family. Contact Shataura at or 734-478-6331 to sign up to work all or part of the day.

*Nov. 3rd- WWWIA- West Willow Women in Action -Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6- 7 pm. We meet at the CRC(2057 Tyler rd.). Fellowship, occasional guest, light refreshments. Contact Linda at 734-483-8195 for more information.

Nov.8 - West Willow Community Cleanup Day- 10:30-4pm. Meet at the CRC(2057 Tyler rd.) for morning snack and assigning of jobs. Lunch provided.

Cardio Fitness GFT Total Explosion -  Registration fee $26., 12 classes/12weeks, $6. per class. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 11am-12am. Located at Greater Faith Transition, 670 Onandaga St. Contact: Carmen Jones - 734-323-3338 or

Tutoring Program - 4th -12th- Held every Wednesday 6:30pm. at New Covenant,2345 Tyler Rd. Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science! Contact person: Mitch Heard Jr. (734) 845-9654 or MHEARD23@GMAIL.COM

Nov. 6th  -You may Qualify for Asbestos, Mesothelioma, or Silicosis Benefits!- 12/noon on Nov. 6, 2014 at New Covenant M.B. Church, 2345 Tyler rd., Ypsilanti. Contact Rickey at 1-662-871-5475 or Lane at 1-601-842-4030

**Nov.17th - NWWNA ANNUAL Potluck Meeting and H4H Community Connection: 6-8:30PM.  Location: 2345 New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church. We will be having election  of officers for 2015/2016.  Contact Salieta at 734-829-8500 for an absentee ballot after Nov. 10th or any other questions.  It's important! See where we've been and where we are headed. We need the whole community to help us move forward. Great things are happening!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014


West Willow Resident Satisfaction Survey- As Part of the Lowe's Grant that was awarded to H4H for West Willow a door-to-door survey is being conducted throughout  the month of October. We really appreciate all who complete a survey.
Habitat For Humanity of Huron Valley is working with residents of West Willow to learn more about what things you would like to see to make it even better! We would love to have your input by answering the questions of the survey when someone comes to your door. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. If you prefer you can contact Habitat's West Willow Coordinator Shataura Clayborne at 734-478-6331 or to do the survey on line. Please also follow our other social medias for information about what's happening in West Willow: Facebook, Nextdoor and THIS IS WEST WILLOW THANG.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NWWNA updates and HABITAT continued work in West Willow

A special thanks from the entire NWWNA BOARD for the great turn out at the Community Conversation meeting last night. There's lots to do and lots coming up. We are so blessed to have Habitat as a partner. Just looking around the neighborhood and seeing the changes so far is so good. There are many West Willow homeowners who are so grateful for the programs like the Furnace test & Tune; Refrigerator Replacement; Veteran Critical Repair; Exterior Home Improvements and the beginning of Rehabbing Homes in West Willow to increase home ownership! Please continue to call Shataura Clayborne, our West Willow Community Development Coordinator for Habitat of Humanity. She can be reached at or 734.478.6331.  
Another one of our partners is Paint Ypsi who does exterior painting and landscaping. They have done homes on Onondaga and Nash. To see if you qualify for their program and to volunteer to help please go to their web at They have upcoming workdays and need your help. Let's lend a hand to help more residents and especially our seniors.

Door to Door surveys-   volunteers and training. Earn a gift card! Meet at CRC on this dates & times
    Oct. 2nd.   -  9:30am - 1pm
    Oct. 3,6,8,18  - 9:30am -3:30pm   also 4-8pm on the 8th
    Oct. 5,12  - 2-6pm
    Oct. 9   -11:30am-3:30pm
    Oct. 14  -11:00am - 4pm.
    Oct. 16   -  10:00am - 4pm
* Contact Habitat to sign up

Paint Ypsi - volunteers needed Fri. Oct. 3rd. and Sunday,Oct.5th  9-noon &/or 1-4pm  lunch provided go to web or call Sara Hodges at 248-880-4822.
West Willow Women In Action- (WWIA)    -  Oct.6   -    6-7pm at CRC         light lunch
Asbestos Meeting-Know your Rights -      Oct.13  -NOON  - New Covenant M.B. Church  
Fence/Repair Project  -       Oct. 17th       -       volunteers needed to clear away brush from fence
   (contact Habitat)                 Oct.18th        -           volunteers needed to help install fence panels
                                                Oct. 25th      - volunteers needed to help install fence
Rehab Habitat Home -     Oct. 16th   -   8:30-9:00am everyone invited to GROUNDBREAKING
NWWNA Neighborhood Meeting  Oct. 20  - at CRC, 2057 Tyler rd. 7-8:30pm  *last time
 to nominate residents for 2015/2016 NWWNA Board/officers. Election held at Nov. 20th.meeting

FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC - Thurs., Oct. 23rd, 11am - 4pm at West Willow C.O.G.I.C., 1837 tYLER RD.

Pavililion at CRC        Fri., Oct 24th &25th    - **POSTPONDED tell the Spring.                                   
Pavillion Dedication    Sunday,Oct. 26th - Dedication and ribbon cutting Celebration -**POSTPONED tell Spring
Rehab Habitat Home-       Nov.1   -       9-4pm   volunteers need for renovation at 1210 Desoto St.
 (contact Habitat or sign up on line)
West Willow Women in Action (WWWIA) Nov. 3rd, 6pm at CRC, 2057 Tyler
Tutoring/all grades -      Starting in November   Wed. nights- 6:30- 8pm. English, Reading, Writing, Math and Science! (contact New Covenant Church- 483-5730)                                               

Questions/Concerns: Linda at734-483-8195

Monday, September 29, 2014

West Willow Community Conversation Meeting

Come share your ideas about what makes our neighborhood great and what things we can do together to make it even better! H4H is hosting a Community Conversation where West Willow residents can voice their opinions about the strengths and needs in our community. Please join us on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church for this exciting meeting. Food will be served from 6:00-6:30pm. If you plan to attend let Shataura Clayborne know so we're sure to have enough food!  Meeting time is 6:30-7:30pm. Church location is 2345 Tyler Rd. RSVP to 734-478-6331.