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Saturday event at House of Help Community Center is part of the city-wide Motor City Makeover to beautify local communities
Mike “Pockett” Turner
The I.C.E. Group, LLC
Publicist, DeAndre Levy, Boost One Marketing
DETROIT, MI — On Saturday, May 2nd the Detroit Water Brigade will partner with Detroit Lions’ DeAndre Levy to host a community cleanup day in one of Detroit’s most hard-hit neighborhoods, Old Redford on the Northwest Side. The event aims to encourage volunteers from across the metro region to come out and be a part of Detroit’s revitalization first-hand: boarding up abandoned homes, cleaning up trash, and planting new gardens, all in partnership with local residents/community leaders.
The afternoon cleanup event will be held from 1-4pm in front of the House of Help Community Center, housed in the former Larned Elementary School building, is a church and community space serving the Old Redford neighborhood. The House of Help provides free youth programs as well as a weekly Thursday night food distribution for hungry families.
All volunteers who participate will be automatically enrolled in a raffle to win a pair of free tickets to an upcoming Detroit Lion’s game. DeAndre will also be on-site to meet volunteers and assist with the cleanup program. To sign up, visit http://detroitwaterbrigade.org/volunteer
“The Brigade is excited to reconnect with our 500+ strong army of volunteers who worked diligently with us over the past year to provide rapid relief to families in need. This year, we’ll recommit ourselves to revitalizing the hardest-hit neighborhoods of Detroit hand-in-hand with those who never left them. Together, we can be the workers and builders that bring this once-great city back to greatness,” said Justin Wedes, co-founder of the Detroit Water Brigade.
“My heart is grieving about what’s going on in Baltimore, but I look forward to the Motor City Makeover. It gives us a chance as Detroiters to come together as a unified group of citizens to work together to be the solution to our problems in our city. We know what’s wrong; It’s time to put our hands to the plow to fix it. Church, government, organizations, and the market-place: let’s make it right, be peacemakers, and rally the great city of Detroit to resilience,” said Pastor Ray Anderson of the House of Help Community Center in Northwest Detroit.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for DeAndre to give back to the community and for people in the community to work with DeAndre by helping restore unity in the community,” said Demeeko Williams, Chief Coordinator and Political Director of the Detroit Water Brigade
The Detroit Water Brigade is a volunteer-led alliance of compassionate citizens of Detroit and their international allies working to bring emergency relief to families facing water shut offs while advocating for an income-based Water Affordability Plan in Detroit.
The House of Help is a support-based Christ-centered ministry committed to transforming lives in Detroit by providing services that meet practical needs in order to meet spiritual needs and develop strong families.