Detroit Blog: Work Day 5 (Friday) with Work Crew 4

Posted on July 9, 2011

Although we stayed on site at the church today, our work was just as rewarding as the previous days.  The church has a food pantry every Friday except for the first of the month.  Bagging the vegetables up, we became aware how a bunch of food can soon disappear. Full bags of squash and potatoes,...

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Detroit Blog: Work Day 4 (Thursday) with Work Crew 7

Posted on July 9, 2011

We went to the VA Hospital today. We started out lost and confused. Then we were greeted with smiles and coffee. We were brought to escort services where we met Charles. He explained to us what we were going to be doing today and the signifiance of it. Charles shared with us the importance of...

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Detroit Blog: Work Day 3 (Wednesday) with Work Crew 1

Posted on July 8, 2011

Day 3, Wednesday, July 6 Today we went to Coleman Young Community Center to participate in a day camp for children ages 3-12.  Our group split between the 3-5 year olds and the 6-12 year olds.  In the younger group there was arts and crafts, games and dance.  The older group went to the playground,...

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Detroit Blog: Work Day 2 (Tuesday) from Work Crews 2 and 6

Posted on July 8, 2011

We will never throw anything out again without wondering what our worksite organization, Arts & Scraps, would make with it!  Arts & Scraps is a non-profit organization which collects donated remnants, scraps, fabric samples, packing materials and anything else you can possibly imagine and packages them into kits for children all over Detroit and surrounding...

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Detroit Blog: Work Day 1 with Team 8

Posted on July 6, 2011

Work Day 1 (Saturday, July 2) Feedom Freedom Growers This morning our group went to Freedom Freedom Growers.  The first item of business was to learn that the location was actually called Feedom Freedom.  We worked with Myrtle and Wayne the caretakers of the community garden and urban farm.  We taught them about s’mores, they...

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Detroit Blog: Prayer Requests

Posted on July 1, 2011

Prayer Requests from our Bloggers: From Participant Kendra: I’d like to pray for all the adults going with us to Detroit. I pray that they are able to tend to any needs of the group while we are there, and that they can keep us safe. I’d also like to pray for the friends and...

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Detroit Blog: Team Leader Amanda on Fears

Posted on June 28, 2011

THREE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  For me the journey for this trip started over a year ago when we initially began talking about where our trip could go.  And now it’s just a few short days before we get on those buses and head west!  As much as I’m excited for the trip and everything that it will...

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Detroit Blog: Participant Kendra on Fears

Posted on June 28, 2011

I am afraid that I will not be able to fix everything. I found that this happened when I went to South Dakota and it is just something you have to accept. We are only there for 10 days, and we cannot make everything all better in just 10 days, but we CAN make a...

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Detroit Blog: Team Leader Veronica on Culture

Posted on June 27, 2011

Culture is something that you just can’t put a label on, and that’s a good thing, because as justice-seekers, we have to be careful about putting labels on people. One thing I’d like to learn about the many cultures representing Detroit is how they all get along. I’d like to learn about the relationships between...

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Detroit Blog: Participant Kendra on Detroit’s Culture

Posted on June 21, 2011

I want to learn what living in another culture is like when I am in Detroit. As I mentioned in a previous blog, someone told me that Detroit is like a third world country. I am curious to see what they meant by this, to see how and what this looks like when I am...

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