KIRCO & KIRCO MANIX recently partnered with SAY Detroit to assist Mr. Burhan Chowdhury in cleaning up and beautifying his overgrown yard. Mr. Chowdhury was unable to maintain his yard because of his age and recent battle with cancer, which greatly impacted his health. You may have seen the viral footage of him being berated by a district court judge over the condition of his yard in a January court appearance about the matter.
Thankfully, SAY Detroit saw the opportunity to help, organizing volunteers and supplies for the effort to reinvigorate Mr. Chowdhury’s yard with their A Time To Help program. At the same time, our team was looking for volunteer opportunities and came across this initiative.
On Earth Day, April 22, KIRCO had 16 Associates proudly volunteer to clear the backyard of debris, rake, mulch, plant, and more.
“It was great to be out in the fresh air to give some much-needed assistance to Mr. Chowdhury, and at the same time have the opportunity to laugh and have fun with each other. Our Associates are always willing to jump in to help not only each other, but others in the community. They truly embody the spirit of our purpose, Creating Better Communities, and we are proud of their efforts,” says Therese Peace Agboh, vice president of Talent & Culture.
Fox 2 was also on site at the volunteer event and documented the transformation of the yard in this news story:
This is the first opportunity KIRCO Associates have had to gather in a volunteering effort since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous causes the team has supported include Habitat for Humanity, BOMA’s Build-A-Bike, and Henry Ford Health’s Game On Cancer.