The rest of the country is busy looking at B-roll film from 1987 and thinking; “poor, poor Detroit”. Actually, it would be nice if they were being that kind. You know what? Good! Let them think that. Let’s not tell them about all of the great things that are happening here. They don’t need to know…yet. They’ll figure it out in due time.
What we need to do is get our $#!+ together as a community and come together as one. My friend John George of Blightbusters says it best “It doesn’t matter if you live in Birmingham, Brownstown or Brightmoor, the rest of the world thinks we all live in Detroit.” And he’s right. Detroit can’t survive without the suburbs any better than the suburbs can survive without Detroit.
It’s time for all of us to join together and MAKE AN IMPACT.
Fortunately, the good folks at Life Remodeled have put together a way for you to join in and do something great the week of 7/29-8/4. They have a HUGE goal of getting 5,000 volunteers to be part of the biggest beautification effort this town has seen.
Together we will beautify 48 blocks (see THE PLAN). This will include boarding up 250 homes, renovating 24 houses and building 1 house (ala extreme makeover) for a lovely lady and her two boys (click the picture to watch a video).
So what’s needed:
Come sign up for any four hour block between 8-8 and any of the days.
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Detroit is on the rise. It’s high time we show the rest of the world that nothing can keep Detroit down. Will you join us and be part of the change we all need to see in the D.? The spirit of Detroit compels you 😉