Serving the needy through the charities of S.A.Y. Detroit

The Detroit Muscle Crew II is a volunteer group of skilled trades people who help refurbish houses and tackle other physical maintenance projects as we continue our commitment of improving the lives of Detroit’s neediest citizens through Working Homes/Working Families, S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center, Bright Beginnings Child Development Center, S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic and other programs within S.A.Y. Detroit.

In advance of Saturday’s “official’’ launch of S.A.Y. Detroit’s Detroit Muscle Crew II,  Mitch Albom hosted a pizza party on Thursday night at Emagine Royal Oak to thank the nearly two dozen skilled tradespeople who have embraced his call to volunteer service…. read more »

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Cathedral of St. Anthony – Food and Clothing Pantry

The Detroit Muscle Crew replaced windows and doors in the food and clothing pantry at the Cathedral of St. Anthony in Detroit. The church was the recipient of a $5,000 donation from A Hole in the Roof Foundation at the 2016 S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon Fund Distribution event in March.

St. Anthony’s Receives Another Step-Up

The Detroit Muscle Crew II project was finished — all 18 glass block windows and two side doors at the Cathedral of St. Anthony had been replaced — thanks to a $5,000 donation from A Hole in the Roof Foundation. But in the eyes of Mike Stephanoff, finished didn’t...

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A Helping Hand For Westside Cultural & Athletic Club

DETROIT, MI — It was a true labor of love. For more than 40 years, Erica Wright has directed her charity — and its mission of guiding young people — out of her home near West Side Academy in Detroit. Her service to others has sometimes meant forgoing her own yard work...

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Electrician Lends a Hand At Detroit Water Ice

DETROIT — Doug Watson isn’t a carpenter by trade—he’s a longtime electrician at The Conti Corporation—but he raised his hand anyway when he heard that S.A.Y. Detroit needed some work done at its Detroit Water Ice Factory in downtown Detroit. The request: Install a...

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Muscle Crew Spruces Up S.A.Y. Play Grounds

A big S.A.Y. Detroit shout-out to Matt Mosher, one of our original Detroit Muscle Crew (Haiti) members, who sent out his team from Mosher & Associates Landscape Services to do some much-needed landscaping work at our S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park today. Thank you,...

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Best New Years Idea? Sign Up to Help Others

Best New Years Idea? Sign Up to Help Others

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Did it include helping people in need? Have you made that resolution before, only to discover, halfway through the year, that you kind of missed the boat?

Well. I have a way around that – particularly if you are in the skilled trades fields, like plumbing, roofing, carpentry, masonry, electrical – or if you like to read and work with kids. I know it works.

Because I tried it before. … read more »

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