Join the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Brick + Beam Detroit, and many other partners for a one-day community revitalization event in the historic Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood! Over 50 residents and volunteers, led by skilled contractors, will help fix up historic properties on the 800 block of Lakewood Street by participating in build teams for a 4-hour shift, with a break for lunch. Learn new home repair skills, such as window re-glazing and caulking, exterior painting and prep, tuckpointing, and landscaping, while improving our community. There will also be a homeowner resource fair with more information and materials from organizations such as Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the Detroit Land Bank Authority, U.S. Green Building Council, Preservation Detroit, and more!
Please note that advance registration is required in order to form the build teams. Depending on the work task and discretion of the contractor, children under the age of 18 may not be allowed to participate on certain build teams. RSVP before June 20th here!
Want to participate in the Block Build another way? We are also looking for help with event set-up, volunteering at the resource booth, and other tasks. Contact Jennifer Reinhardt if you are interested in learning more at [email protected]
The Jefferson-Chalmers Block Build is in partnership with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Brick + Beam Detroit, the National Trust for Historic Preservation HOPE Crew, National Park Service, and Jefferson East, Inc. with support from Hope Community Outreach & Development, Creekside CDC, Southeast Waterfront Neighborhood Association, and the 800 block of Lakewood Street.
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