The Detroit Muscle Crew II is a volunteer group of skilled trades people who help refurbish houses and tackle other physical maintenance projects as we continue our commitment of improving the lives of Detroit’s neediest citizens through Working Homes/Working Families, S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center, Bright Beginnings Child Development Center, S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic and other programs within S.A.Y. Detroit.

Learn about the first and international iteration of the group—Detroit Muscle Crew I—here.

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Completed Project

Cathedral of St. Anthony – Food and Clothing Pantry

The church’s pantry was the recipient of a $5,000 donation from A Hole in the Roof Foundation at the 2016 S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon Fund Distribution event in March 2017. The Detroit Muscle Crew replaced its windows and doors.

St. Anthony’s Receives Another Step-Up

The Detroit Muscle Crew II project was finished — all 18 glass block windows and two side doors at the Cathedral of St. Anthony had been replaced — thanks to a $5,000 donation from A Hole in the Roof Foundation. But in the eyes of Mike Stephanoff, finished didn’t...

DMC Update #5 from St. Anthony’s: Completed Thanks to One-Step Home Solutions

There’s above and beyond, and then there’s WAY above and beyond. That sums up the dedication and commitment of Detroit Muscle Crew II members Mike Stephanoff and Ron LaBarge of One-Step Home Solutions. We are happy to report that our first major project of the DMCII...

DMC Update 4 from St. Anthony’s: Phase 1 Completed; Carpenters, painters needed for Phase 2

DETROIT -- It has been a few weeks since your last Detroit Muscle Crew II update about the work being done at the Cathedral of St. Anthony in Detroit, and it’s time to get you up to speed. And give you major plaudits. And ask for more help. As you’ve been reading...

DMC Update 3 from St. Anthony’s: Skilled Tradespeople Come Together

DETROIT/MAY 12 - Only when the church bells rang out at noon did the Detroit Muscle Crew II team of volunteers take a break. The crew spent the day on Friday volunteering their labor at the Cathedral of St. Anthony on Detroit's east side replacing and installing more...

DMC Update 2 from St. Anthony’s: Installation Days Set, Help Needed

Two windows down, 16 to go! That’s the report from Mike Stephanoff, who’s leading our Muscle Crew II’s first project at the Cathedral of St. Anthony, 5247 Sheridan St., Detroit. On Saturday, April 29, Mike and two colleagues -- Ron LaBarge and Joe Ferrara -- were...

DMC Update 1 from St. Anthony’s: Windows Ordered!

Since our kick-off pizza party in March, Muscle Crew II is officially off and running! As you are aware, our first project will be replacing doors and windows at the Cathedral of St. Anthony's in Detroit, which has a pantry that feeds and clothes hundreds of needy...

News & Updates

Riding with Pride and Muscle

Dennis and Tami Caren, owners of D&T Signs in Wyandotte, outfitted three vans used to transport SAY Play’s children with signage that promotes the nonprofit’s slogan

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Best New Years Idea? Sign Up to Help Others

Mitch Albom in the Detroit Free Press

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Did it include helping people in need? Have you made that resolution before, only to discover, halfway through the year, that you kind of missed the boat?

Well. I have a way around that – particularly if you are in the skilled trades fields, like plumbing, roofing, carpentry, masonry, electrical – or if you like to read and work with kids. I know it works.

Because I tried it before. … read more »

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