This is the “20 x 20” presentation our President, Mark Besh, gave at the Volume #13 Pecha-Kucha Night in Detroit. It was about a non-profit we support, “Life Remodeled” (i.e. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2.0”). [ The format is 20 slides automatically changing every 20 seconds! (no ‘do-overs’ or ‘dawdling’ allowed!) ].
Life Remodeled is a 501(c)3 non-profit that builds a house in 6 days, and “gives” it away to a deserving family on the seventh day—but it’s much more than that.
Life Remodeled also recognizes that people in need of shelter also need essential “life skills.” In addition to building modest homes, Life Remodeled counsels all families in personal money management, careers, and psychological issues—for three years!
Not only do these families experience life-transformation, but their surrounding neighborhoods also receive significant beautification (general cleanup, landscaping, etc.) with the help of hundreds of volunteers. To those who are involved, Life Remodeled is more than just another organization. “It’s a movement.” says co-founder Chris Lambert. “By the grace of God, we have already experienced tremendous success…and we plan to remodel the lives of many more families and neighborhoods for years to come!”
[ NOTE: Their next ‘build’ (the only one for 2013), will be in the city proper of Detroit, Michigan (just north of Wayne State University), July 29th – August 4th. It will be much bigger than each of the previous 5 projects they have successfully completed in the past two years. They will be building 1 new house, renovating 24 houses, boarding up 250 vacant houses, and ‘beautifying’ the neighborhood in the surrounding 48 block area around the house—all with VOLUNTEERS! Click on the following link to read about their “plan” for this ‘project’, or to volunteer: http://liferemodeled.com/the-plan/ ].
For more general information, visit the Life Remodeled web site:
For videos of the other 5 houses they have done:
Entire 45-minute “Reality TV” show ‘pilot’ episode: