Shirley Love and her husband Montez Wilkerson of Bessemore received the keys to their new home earlier today after a fire destroyed their previous home and took the life of the their three-year-old great nephew. Since the fire nearly three months ago, the Love-Wilkerson’s had been staying with relatives, unsure when they would get back on their feet.
Through the Working Homes/Working Families program, a joint operation between S.A.Y. Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, the Love-Wilkerson’s are getting a hand up on getting a fresh start. (more…)
As has become tradition during each annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon, three deserving families received the keys to their new homes through the Working Homes/Working Families program. The idea of Working Homes/Working Families is simple. Detroit has too many abandoned houses. It also has too many families who lack a decent place to live. (more…)
DETROIT – Nikki Browder was tearing up long before Barbara Willis, chief operating officer of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, officially handed her the keys to her new home – thanks to Mitch Albom’s S.A.Y. Detroit Working Homes/Working Families charity.
DETROIT — In a matter of weeks, Jesse White Sr. will be moving his family from their one-bedroom apartment into a three-bedroom house with a backyard and trees that are as old as its east side Detroit neighborhood.
“This isn’t just a house, it’s a home,” said Chanel Roland-White, Jesse’s wife, who’s pregnant with the couple’s fourth child.
Thursday was a special day for Detroit – and a groundbreaking one at that. (more…)
Simone Hearn is facing many challenges: the 24-year-old single mom of the three small children is battling stage 3 breast cancer and has been living with a relative in a home with no lights or electricity for months. On the brink of homelessness after her relative’s eviction, Fox 2 News shared her story. Two weeks later, Working Homes/Working Families has provided the Hearn family with a new home, and a stocked refrigerator.
The idea of Working Homes/Working Families is simple. Detroit has too many empty or abandoned houses. It also has too many families who lack a decent place to live. By encouraging the donation of homes that would otherwise go unused, then utilizing the efforts of volunteers to refurbish those homes, needy working families can be given a decent, clean place to live, one they must keep up while continuing to work. Click here to learn more
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