More than 300 volunteers, including A Time to Help‘s monthly volunteers, convened on Saturday, August 10 to help seed over 500 vacant lots with wildflowers in 100 Houses’ third event. Partnering with Bill Pulte’s Detroit Blight Authority, the project was part of Pulte’s five-step plan to take a “bite out of blight.” In early June, Pulte and the DBA began removing blighted structures, debris, trash and brush. Wearing neon T-shirts, the volunteers were divided into teams of 30 to help seed the lots, which span 14 city blocks. (more…)
News & Updates from 100 Houses
On August 10, 2013, the One Hundred Houses army will convene for a third time. This year, Mitch Albom and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries will be collaborating with residential builder Bill Pulte and his organization, the Detroit Blight Authority. Together the organizations will beautify over 500 vacant lots in the city’s Brightmoor neighborhood. The project is part of Pulte’s five-step plan to take a “bite out of blight” and will be one of the many efforts to remove blight in the area. In early June, Pulte and the DBA began removing blighted structures, debris, trash and brush. Over two hundred volunteers will be divided into teams of 30 to help seed the lots, which span 14 city blocks, with wildflowers. (more…)
The 100 Houses Project ran its second run this past Saturday, October 27 when hundreds of volunteers gathered to safely board up 186 of the most blighted and dangerous homes in the vicinity of Cody College Preparatory Upper School of Teaching and Learning. (more…)
The inauguaural event of The 100 Houses Project took place this past weekend as hundreds of volunteers gathered in 55 teams to board up 105 homes within a one-mile radius of Osborn High School.
Abandoned homes are a danger to children. They are frequently used by drug addicts and dealers, and can also be used by those wishing to harm children. With these homes opened and exposed, the walk to and from school and playground becomes a dangerous event every day for Detroit’s children. (more…)