God for Detroit

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Detroit: where you’re more likely to be a victim of violent crime than you are anywhere else in America. Almost 80% of Detroit’s students live in poverty. Only 50% of Detroit citizens are functionally literate. What happened to “The Paris of the Midwest”?

Drew Philip wanted to “prove that this American vision of torment could be built back into a home” And he wanted to do it without anyone’s help. With a snow shovel, pitchfork, chainsaw, and a bottle of jack, he renovated an abandoned house into his home.

Read about one man’s resolution to move into where everyone had moved out.

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