Former University of Michigan running back Vincent Smith was in town this weekend to do some volunteer work.

Smith, who played for U of M from 2009-2012, is also the co-founder of the Team Gardens #EATING Project. He and other volunteers are in the process of creating a community garden on Cottage Grove Ave, near Durant-Tuuri-Mott School. He was in Flint on Saturday as part of Michigan Alumni Community Service Day.

"We wanted to do something cool and just have a nice safe place for the kids to come out to play. They can also get their hands dirty and learn how to grow their own fruits and vegetables which is super important," Smith told ABC 12.

Thank you, Vincent, for doing something nice for our city. It means a lot, especially right now. :)