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DTE Works with Habitat for Humanity Detroit to Improve Detroit’s North End

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“Good corporate citizenship” is something that many companies talk about but not all companies practice.

DTE Energy is priding itself on not only “talking the talk but also “walking the walk” when it comes to good corporate citizenship. Towards that end, 13 DTE employees spent a day last month working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Detroit staff and volunteers and neighborhood residents to improve a home in Detroit’s north end community.

They spent the day doing extrerior improvements to the home of Lisa Arnold through Habitat Detroit’s “A Brush With Kindness” initiative. The work included fence repair, door installation, landscaping, and porch reinforcement.

Since 2016 Habitat Detroit has been focusing neighborhood revitalization efforts in the neighborhood through a partnership with Central Detroit Christian Community Development. DTE also considers the area to a critical site. It operates a service center at the nearby intersection of Caniff and Oakland Ave. which houses over 150 employees.

Habitat Detroit is looking to expand its partnership with DTE for future neighborhood revitalization activities and a major community clearnup involving 300 DTE employees is planned for later this month.

Habitat for Humanity Detroit Helps Family of 3 Get New Home for Holidays

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LINCOLN PARK, Mich. – Ira Harris and her children were living with family in Detroit but needed a place to call their own.

She heard about Habitat for Humanity in Detroit.

“I heard it on the news, Channel 4 (WDIV), and I looked it up and I fit all the requirements, so why not?” she said.

But it wouldn’t be easy. Ground was broken on the home in Lincoln Park last fall, then the organization hit money issues and needed a financial rehab of its own.

“(We had) a number of houses where we stopped, including this one. In the spring time we were able to put people back to work, resume constructions, getting them finished and getting them into the hands of people like Ira,” said Ken Cockrel Jr., executive director of Habitat for Humanity Detroit.

The gorgeous home wasn’t just given to Ira. She earned it.

Read more at ClickonDetroit.com…

Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out for WXYZ/WMYD’s 6th Annual BuildUp with Habitat Detroit

Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out for WXYZ/WMYD’s 6th Annual BuildUp with Habitat Detroit 636 360 habitatdetroit

Thank you to WXYZ and WMYD for partnering with us at the 6th Annual BuildUp.

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Who knew priming and painting could be so much fun?! But that’s what we learned after spending a Saturday partnering with Habitat for Humanity Detroit and volunteers from all over metro Detroit.
The WXYZ & WMYD Buildup with Habitat Detroit is one of our Detroit 2020 mission projects.
And this was our sixth year holding the one-day volunteer effort. . . .

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Comcast Newsmakers Segment

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Recently, Ken Cockrel Jr. sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to talk about Habitat for Humanity Detroit’s impact in the city and surrounding communities over the affiliate’s 30 year history as well as future plans.

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