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…)
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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.
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Detroit, Michigan – April 15– More than a dozen local charities were grateful recipients of $825,000, funds raised from the Third Annual SAY Detroit Radiothon held last December. Representatives from several major donor organizations and the recipient charities gathered on the 7th floor of the Fisher Building to celebrate what is for S.A.Y. Detroit, “the best day of the year.” (more…)