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Wednesday
Aug042010

Grab Your Sledgehammers & Fight Blight

Blight, abandoned homes, and ruin porn are how some people see the city of Detroit. Motor City Blight Busters has been attacking this problem, one crack house at a time, for 21 years.

For those of you who were reading this blog a year ago (bless your beautiful hearts), you may remember that I participated in the Blood, Sweat and Gear campaign organized by Motor City Connect. If you weren’t around last summer you can read about the event last year, how I gave blood and tore down blight.

The time has come again to roll up our sleeves, pick up our sledgehammers, and get some work done.

Watch this video from WXYZ and Stephen Clark to find out more:

The Blood, Sweat and Gear Campaign focuses on a common cause: positive change through collaboration. You can get involved by supporting three charities:

BloodThe American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan. The Red Cross is low on blood and needs our help so there will be a four-day blood drive. Yes, I know needles are scary but saving lives feels really cool.

SweatMotor City Blight Busters. Come out on August 12, 13, & 14 and help tear down some of these abandoned homes. I’m not going to lie, it’s hard work! But it’s so worth it. Being part of positive change does wonders for your soul and our community.

GearOperation Kid Equip. Donate school supplies or money to help provide children with the tools they need to succeed in school. Remember how exciting it was to have new school supplies to start the year off right? We need to make sure underprivileged kids have the same opportunity to excel in the classroom.

So, what are you doing next week? Will you join Motor City Connect and me on August 12, 13, & 14?

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