Detroit-area businesses donate over $1M in materials and services toward makeover of Communications and Media Arts High School

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Two new boilers, four rooftop air-conditioning units and materials ranging from paint to concrete are among more than $1 million in donations that Detroit-area firms have made to the “School Pride” makeover taking place at Detroit Public Schools’ Communication and Media Arts High School.

The school district released the list on the day that staff volunteers from a number of Detroit-area corporations participate in work activities at the school as part of the new reality TV show that will air on NBC this fall.

In addition to the School Pride donations, Hercules and Hercules, a Detroit-headquartered janitorial and sanitation supply and service company, along with 3M Corporation, are donating 20,000 gallons of floor finish to Detroit Public Schools.

“I know the financial straits Detroit Public Schools are in,” said Belinda Jefferson, president of Hercules and Hercules and a proud DPS graduate. “I think being able to help in this way is more important than any money we could have made.”

Firms that donated to “School Pride” at Communication and Media Arts High School:
AirTech Environmental abatement
ATC Environmental testing
Behr Paint
Chezcore Caulking of window frames
R. L. Deppmann/Supreme Replaced two boilers
York/Supreme Four Rooftop AC Units
ThermalNetics/Supreme Three mini-split HVAC Units
Supreme Fifteen unit heater repairs
Deppman/Chezcore/Supreme Pumps/motors and piping
Rayhaven Locker replacement
Christy Glass Lexan
Detroit Property Improvements Demolition and floor installation
State Painting Interior painting and drywall
Prime Time Exterior painting
Allstate Electric Lighting and electrical
Dumas Concepts Steel, installation and carpentry
L.S. Brinker Carpentry
Jenkins Carpentry
Lafave Smith Concrete
W.H. Canon Landscape design, materials and services
Viewscan Security threshold
Statewide Disaster Restoration Project Management, carpentry, drywall and demolition
SHW Group Design services
Fanning Howey Design services
WJV Paint, ceilings and furniture
O’Brien Edwards Carpentry and drywall
Office Depot School, office supplies

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