“Loving our Neighbors”
June 25-29, 2018 9am-4pm
“One Week, One Street” began with a call to organize an annual week-long local mission project to live out the command to “love our neighbors”. This mission is a revitalization effort accomplished through volunteers from area churches, grants, and donations that takes place at the end of June each year in Saginaw.
Over the past five years we have successfully collaborated with many Great Lakes Bay Region churches, youth groups, businesses and other non-profits. As a result, crime has reduced by 80% in the neighborhood since 2011. We believe that the region cares about Saginaw and its residents and by pooling resources and collaborating with existing organizations, we can make a difference!
This year our mission will take place on Webber Street, between Bagley and Genesee. There are approximately 43 homes that will be improved during the week of June 25-29, 2018 from 9am-4pm each day. There is a neighborhood celebration that volunteers and residents are invited to Friday, June 29 5-7pm with free food, fun, and music.
If you would like to participate, donate, or help we need adults and/or youth to paint houses, landscape, clear lots, cut wood, repair porches, help with check-in, help in the kitchen, and more. Email Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Our Goals are to:
- Demonstrate God’s love and grace.
- Inspire hope for a better future.
- Increase community pride.
- Reduce crime and violence.
- Increase positive youth activity.
- Increase home ownership.
- Stabilize home values.
- 136 Houses received improvements (painting, landscaping, exterior improvements, etc.)
- 2 Community Gardens
- 9 vacant lots cleared
- 2 Outdoor mural painted
- 1 Indoor mural painted
- 42 Porch/step repaired
- 1 park with pavilion
- 2 play structures installed
- 1 Community tool shed built
- 40+ churches and organizations
- 18 sponsors
- 1 youth café
- 25,620+ volunteer hours!
*The Catholic Diocese Youth Encounter Service (YES) program has made significant improvements to 13 homes involving repairs to plumbing, electrical, roofing, drywall, and kitchen and bath renovations.
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New Beginnings Deliverance Ministry
2609 East Genesee
Saginaw, MI 48601