Anthony Soave and Team Keeping the Streets Clean Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises team up to support a local highway clean-up program to keep their community cleaner and more inviting. Anthony Soave expects his employees and affiliates to step up and make a difference in their community. Soave Enterprises sponsors a myriad of programs and fundraisers to give back to the community. Furthermore, Anthony Soave sets the example himself by supporting local programs and charities dear to his heart, and his employees follow in his footsteps wholeheartedly. Adopt a Highway Soave Enterprises employees have joined together to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program. This popular volunteer opportunity is available individuals, groups, and businesses throughout the country. The program was started by James Evans in the 1980s when the Texas engineer observed a pick-up truck scattering waste across the freeway. In America, people are becoming more and more aware of the environment and are working together to keep the country cleaner. Litter control costs cities a lot of money, but thanks to the Adopt-a-Highway program, groups can alleviate some of those costs and provide valuable resources and help to keep the roads clear of debris. Evans started the clean-up program because he recognized that volunteers cost nothing, and that motivated and educated citizens could accomplish more than any city-funded or federal program. The resulting program allows volunteer teams to claim a stretch of highway which they are responsible for cleaning. The teams are given safety training and reflective gear and come together to clean their stretch of land at different intervals throughout the year. It also helps promote tourism and general cleanliness throughout the states. The outreach and publicity opportunities provide groups, clubs, churches, and businesses the chance to connect with and serve the community. MPS Group Leads Clean-Up Efforts Soave Enterprises supports the Michigan Adopt-a-Highway program. The program has been running for almost twenty years and is a tremendous success. Soave employees are dispatched to the two-mile-long stretches of highway to pick up litter three times a year. The team is led by MPS Group Senior Project Manager Brad Ledy. MPS Group maintains its north and south–bound sections of I–75 from Rochester Road to Big Beaver with group clean–ups organized three times each year, according to the MDOT calendar. "Our employees report to their offices in the morning, and then proceed to the site to receive safety gear and instructions," said one company representative. "A dozen volunteers typically spend about six hours cleaning assigned section of highway. We make sure our neighbors enjoy an attractive drive home – or a pleasant beginning to their trip Up North."
Since 1990, Adoptâ€“aâ€“Highway local groups have collected over a million bags of trash. Currently 3,000 groups like Soave Enterprises are participating in the program and have adopted over 6,900 miles of Michigan highways. About Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. For more information on Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit http://www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises 3400 E Lafayette Detroit, MI 48207 313-567-7000 http://www.soave.com