2016 AIAD Life Remodeled Volunteer Day: Denby

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Denby High School & Neighborhood

12800 Kelly Road

Detroit, Michigan 48224

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Check-in location: Eastland Center | 18000 Vernier Rd, Harper Woods, MI 48225

AIA Detroit is continuing its support for a local non-profit, Life Remodeled. In their own words, “Life Remodeled is a Detroit-based nonprofit that seeks to remodel lives along with neighborhoods, schools and homes.”
Most of our firms participate in philanthropic events on a regular basis. As firms, we do this in order to make a difference in our community. Architects and planners both should be advocates for a better city. As an organization, AIA Detroit can illustrate their concern for Detroit on a larger, more noticeable scale. As an organization of almost 850 members, we can stand with larger companies and show our place in the community. I would hope that we could provide a workforce of at least 250 to attend the Life Remodeled blight removal week, described by Life Remodeled :

Over a span of six days, Life Remodeled will mobilize 10,000 volunteers to clean up 300 Detroit city blocks surrounding Denby schools, and we want the architecture community to volunteer. Volunteer activity includes mowing overgrown grass and weeds, cutting brush, removing debris, painting and planting.

Blight removal makes a huge impact on safety. One year after Life Remodeled and its partners invested in Cody Rouge, neighborhood crime was lower in 10 of 11 categories.

Life Remodeled partners with more than 250 businesses, churches and organizations, and they send groups ranging from as small as two volunteers to 3,700 per company. Life Remodeled provides the tools, oversight, and lunch, and we hope you enjoy delivering impactful and highly-organized volunteer experiences.

AIA Detroit will provide an AIA Detroit team t-shirt.
The AIA Detroit Board looks forward to seeing you there. Thanks for your participation!

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Denby High School & Neighborhood

12800 Kelly Road

Detroit, Michigan 48224

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