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2018 AIAD Life Remodeled Volunteer Day

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Durfee K-8/Central High School & Surrounding Neighborhood

2470 Collingwood

Detroit, Michigan 48206

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IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER, YOU MUST COMPLETE AND BRING THIS WAIVER

AIA Detroit volunteers must sign up by September 10th in order to be registered with our organization.

Check-in location: 2470 Collingwood, Detroit, MI 48206

From the Life Remodeled website: As 2018 marks the 51st year anniversary of the 1967 Detroit uprising, Life Remodeled and our partners are continuing to invest in the neighborhood surrounding the Durfee Innovation Society, in the community where Detroit’s civil unrest began. Our collective impact serves not only as a powerful commemoration of the progress that has been made, but also the progress we continue to strive toward.

In the past, Life Remodeled made one year commitments to neighborhoods, however we have decided to commit three years to the neighborhood surrounding Durfee K-8 and Central High School.

In 2017 we:
• began renovating and repurposing the former Durfee Elementary Middle School building (adjacent to Central High School) into the Durfee Innovation Society
• repaired 53 homes
• mobilized 11,032 volunteers in six days
• boarded up 534 vacant houses
• removed blight on 367 blocks

This year, we will mobilize another 10,000 volunteers on the same blocks, but go beyond blight removal. In response to the vision and requests of students and community residents, we will plant at least 1,000 trees and perennials, build community gardens, install little free libraries, designate the safest routes to schools with artwork, upgrade several parks, install new bus shelters and add neighborhood signage.

Because fall is a good time to plant, our 2018 Six-Day Project will take place October 1 – 6. Volunteer activity may include cutting overgrown brush, mowing grass, removing debris, painting, planting trees & perennials, and more. We provide all of the necessary tools, a volunteer t-shirt, & bottled water. LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED FOR HALF-DAY SHIFTS, PLEASE EAT BEFOREHAND.

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Learn more about the Durfee Innovation Society HERE

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Detroit, Michigan 48206

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