100 Houses Project 2.0: More Houses, New Site

Sep 28, 2012 | News | 0 comments

The 100 Houses Project will launch its second run when volunteers gather to safely board up 150 of the most blighted and dangerous homes in the vicinity of Cody College Preparatory Upper School of Teaching and Learning on October 27. 

A group born of the cooperation of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Mitch Albom’s SAY Detroit and A Time to Help, Detroit Media Partnership, and Mayor Dave Bing, 100 Houses launched an inaugural project on August 25, where hundreds of volunteers in 55 teams boarded up 105 homes within a one-mile radius of Osborn High School.

Abandoned homes are a danger to children. They are frequently used by drug addicts and dealers, and can also be used by those wishing to harm children. With these homes opened and exposed, the walk to and from school and playground becomes a dangerous event every day for Detroit’s children.

If we are successful, in a single day, we will have made an entire neighborhood safer and more inviting for the citizens and potential residents to live.

We are looking for volunteers and for lumber donations. If you can help, please see details below, register to volunter at www.drmm.org, or contact the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries at 1-866-992-GIVE (4483). 

Special thanks to the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, Belfor, Mosher & Associates, Blight Busters, Re-Construction, Inc., AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project, Home Depot, Starbucks, The City of Detroit, and The Detroit Public Schools.


WHEN:  October 27, 2012.  |  9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Groups will initially gather at the Cody College Preparatory Upper School of Teaching and Learning: 18445 Cathedral Street, Detroit, MI 48228.

AGE LIMIT:  All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

PARKING:  Please park in the Cody Preparatory Upper School of Teaching and Learning parking lot

LUNCH: Food will be provided, and volunteers will not be required to bring a lunch.

DRESS & REQUIREMENTS: For your safety and protection, it is strongly recommended that volunteers dress appropriately for the weather; please wear work boots and bring work gloves.

Also, volunteers are being asked to bring the following items when possible.  We suggest bringing a backpack and stuff in as much as possible, the following items:

  • Hard hats
  • Screw guns/nail guns
  • Safety Goggles
  • Garbage bags
  • Yard tools (hedge/bush trimmers/clippers, rakes, brooms)
  • Other Tools (Hammers, screw guns, saws)
  • Paint brushes, paint trays
  • Paint rollers
  • Work Gloves, plastic gloves


Event Organizer:    Rachael Williams
(p) 313-993-4700



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