We think the non-profit “Life Remodeled” is absolutely fabulous, and have done some pro bono work for their Detroit “build” this summer (as well as for the previous five ‘builds’ they did). We created an overview flyer, Powerpoint presentation, t-shirt artwork, a press release, signage, and helped video the “reveal” telling the family they were selected to receive the house.
Similar to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” houses are built in six days—but, they take a more ‘holistic’ approach. What good is a free new home if you can’t maintain the lifestyle necessary to keep it? So, Life Remodeled counsels all families in personal money management, careers, spiritual guidance, and psychological issues for a period of three years—after which, if the family has paid their property taxes and utilities on time, and has kept the house in good repair, they are allowed to purchase the house for just one dollar!
In addition to the house, volunteers ‘extend’ the makeover concept by helping the surrounding neighbors with needs they have—general house repairs, painting, roofing, building wheelchair ramps and repairing stairs, tree trimming, debris removal, landscaping, gardening, and general beautification to ‘remodel’ the entire neighborhood! In the past two years, Life Remodeled has successfully completed five other brand new houses, and given them to deserving families.
Many metro Detroit area organizations have committed volunteers, materials, and finances to this project. Business like Quicken Loans, GM, Ford, Allied Building Products, Barton Malow, Carrier Air Conditioning, DTE Energy, The Tapco Group, and others have partnered with Life Remodeled to support the effort. In addition to businesses, non-profits like Central Detroit Christian, Vanguard Development, Arise Detroit!, Detroit Rescue Mission, E.A.C.H., Wayne State, World Vision and others have also joined in. Metro area churches like Evangel Ministries, Inner City Ministries, Life Changers International, Northridge, Oak Pointe, Second Ebenezer, Ward, Woodside and others have also committed finances and volunteers to the project. [ They all want to show the nation that the “Spirit of Detroit” is not only a statue downtown, but a passion in all ‘Detroiters’ for helping people in need, and reclaiming the ‘glory’ this city once experienced ].
This summer’s project will be the largest in Life Remodeled’s history, and is expected to have over 5,000 volunteers transform a Detroit neighborhood, building a brand new house, renovating 24 others, boarding up at least 150 vacant houses, and “beautifying” 48 city blocks—all in six days! All this will be happening NEXT WEEK from JULY 29th – AUGUST 4th, 24×7.
If you are also interested in more information, supporting, or volunteering for this great non-profit and their project, click on the image below, or contact Mark Besh at Visual Impact Systems [ 248-548-7000 ].
“PECHA-KUCHA” PRESENTATION – LIFE REMODELED
In addition to the work we recently completed for the “Detroit 2013” build, our President, Mark Besh, gave a “20 x 20″ presentation at the Volume #13 Pecha-Kucha Night in Detroit. It was about the previous five ‘builds’ we helped “Life Remodeled” with, pro bono (i.e. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2.0″).
[ Note: The format for Pecha-Kucha is 20 slides automatically changing every 20 seconds! (no ‘do-overs’ or ‘dawdling’ allowed!) ]. Click on the image below to see the presentation.
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